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BODXBZNDING ROUTE 1 BOX 42-A QUITMAN, S. 39355 Conducts Hearing Miss. Gulf Coast of Insurance is appalled that policy was in- So umy different payment of claims and recommendations these future pro- hearig oon- t Dale and members Insurance recently in the County Courthouse, "The insured who storage area not connected to the house, R would not be co- vered under most policies ac- cording to companies," Dale said. The Commissioner stated that a number of agents and companies had gone to great efforts to pay claims as fast as possible and even pay questionable items not spe- cified under the policy. He said, "Companies have paid more in this cafastropbe than ever in the history of this state." "Many long hours were spent by agents and adjusters under severe conditions, and the public should he aware of the hard work done in their behalf," he added. their' claim denied he upset when has the same LI.,cY and gets his of the hearing what 00uld under the new ho- Dale noted that many people policy which is now who had a comprehensive 1,turned by the Co- dwelling policy testified that IMi'.," Dale stated, their insurance was changed est tblem I noti- to a homeowners policy hearing was in- without their knowledge. Lmag the policy pro- "Under the CDP policy, se- lit" he said "The new nkmrs policy will corre- "Gateway To The Beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast" THURSDAY, NOVEMBER , WIGGINS, MISSISSIPPI SINGLE COPY 15 CENTS (USPS 522-300) ATTEND ORIENTATION - Attmdin8 the orltation for new chancery clerks seminar held Nov. 15-16 in Jackson are, from left, Bob Freeman, Greene County; Gerald Bead, Stene County; James Harrison, George County; Donald Ray Davis, Paeral River County; Dodice Knight, Jones County; and Kathy Sage, program assistant, Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service (MCY), Starkville. The purpose of the seminar, attended by 45 chancery clerks, was to prepare newly elected chancery clerks for their duties. The seminar was sponsored coo- peratively by the Mississippi Chancery Clerks Association, the MCF_,S Center for Go- vernmental Technology at Misslss/ppi State University and the Mippi Judicial College, a continuing education activity of The University of Misstss/ppl, and funded by the Criminal Justice Planning Comndmion, Office of the Governor. (Extension Service Photo) COMPANY Lott Gives Watergate Papers To Ole Miss Law Archives U.S. Pep. Trent Lott has donated to The University of Mississippi Law Archives his papers concerning the 1975 House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings against former President Richard M. Nixon. Lott, a member of the Judiciary Committee at the time of the hearings, became a familiar figure to television viewers of the committee's deliberations. "Congressman Loft's Watergate-related papers and materials will aid researchers in developing an un- derstanding of the procedures and issues before the Judiciary Committee durin the impeachment inquiry," said Ole Miss Chancellor Porter L. Fortune Jr. "These hearings represented a milestone in the history of the American presidency, and we at the The 38-year-old congressman was born in Grenada and is graduate of Pascagoula High School. He earned bachelor's and law degrees at Ole Miss where be was elected to the student Hall of Fame. After prac- ticing law in Paagoula for a short time, he joined the staff of Rep. William M. Calmer in 1968. l,ott succeeded Chimer in representing the South Mississippi District. As chairman of the House Republican Research Com- mittee, he is considered part of t be House Republican leadership. He is a member of the powerful House Rules Committee, and is ranking minority member of its subcommittee on the legislative prncess. He is also a member of the Select Committee on the Outer Contitental Shelf. l,ott is married to the for- mer Patricia Thompson of Pascagoula and they have two children. The Lott papers are among several major Ole Miss special collections devoted to 20th century public affairs, including the papers of former Senators James O. Eastland, Pat Harrison and John Sharp Williams: Representatives Thomas Abernathey, Ross Collins, John Rankin and William Whittington; Federal Judges Claude Clayton and Orma Smith; U.S. House Doorkeeper William M. "Fishbait" Miller; former Lt. Gov, Carroll Gartin; as well as many partial collections. In addition, the University's John Davis Williams library has been an official depository nf U.S. Government documents since 1883. veral items would have been covered if it h adD or been Vocational Cooperative iversity appreciate , • Uonngressman Lot's ira- .00tanp l-l,oh L.Mtuation with the easy changed," he stated. portant contribution to our ...,m,v.L=..., .Lmj. .mJ. brmat." Dale said as a result of the m) • research collections," For- _ by local resi-hearing, he would makethe Education Has Positive °°°++ H St d ...ealed the citizens following recommendations: Lott, a Repubfican, has ODOr u cuts ption!gY upset,of someand ad-in" able" Recommendto secure thatcoveragePeOple bein represented Mississippi s 5th 2ND SIX WEEKS Galloway, Robin House, ,llUngtoDale.magetsandc°mpanies desired amounts on speciflC. Recommend meeting with Ef ctfe O n Econo ym o++,n+, which includes 9TH GRADE-Juan Cox. Andre Johnson, Steve Ken- |conslstent in deter- items not already provided in Hancock County since 1972. Steve Dravis, Cynthia nedy, Robert McDaniel and What claims were to he the homeowners policy; .... Timothy Monroe. Samantha Martin, Chuck Cats O _+, 0 McGee, Jeff Miller, Brian swimming pool is in companies after the adoption Stone High School's legmators and also to show in state income tax. 00eason Scarborough, Sherri Sanders, and covered uner of the new policy to have a , why should a swi- proper understanding of all Cooperative Educational them and our school officials The Stone High Program is Terry Patton and Joe Pettis. Program is a very important and elected officials how vory grateful to the many fine With Three out of the ground coverage provided u.,der the ALL A's ?" Dales asked, policy. This would eliminate • l further coofuslon inconslsten in the payment claims on damaged of claims; s, tillers sad other Recommend to the ach/nes. Mississippi Legislature to lawn mower was in consider licensing adjusters;  mom mmnected to and aedu, your policy would - Recommend to the mor- mage. Zf it is in a ˘Couttaued on page 4) - 00riot's Open Season [I Stone Junior High The Girts won 4_3-29 against ..+s and girls teams Travilion. Pare Armstrong the season off with 2 had 13, Quenesia Johnson 11 lim. and Kelly Arkwright con- Ilth_grade boys beat on S2- in a hard FIPeeutest. Lemont Jones Ie high 18 points for Jltriots. Rob Harris r dodication of the Big lksterium will he held tributed 9 points. The 7th grade boys beat Travilion 13-11. Glen Van- derbilt had 6 points. The 7th girls also won 13-11. Tiua James had 3 points for the winners as their was a balanced attack. The  boys won 43-29 against New Augusta as Vincent "Cat" Davis led with 16 points and Lament Jones bad 15.  December 9, 1979. The d Girls beat N.A. 34- -- ,. 20. Quenesia Johnson had 18 i'Rotary Clubs' Annual points for the Patriots and IFCltize Dinner will he Rhonda Hickman added 6. Itnt noon en December The 7th girls won 14-4. g Perkinston Campus Valarie Nicholson had 8 lnts. The 7th boys were part of the High School Curriculum. Not only does it help students "learn by doing", but it also has a very positive impact on our local economy. Recently a statewide survey was made of all cooperative program in the state to determine how much these students earned during the rmmth of October, so that the State Supervisor can use these findings to try and secure more funds from our much these students pay in taxes. At Stone High we have thirty-five students employed in 24 local places of em- ployment. These students must work a minimum of 15 hours per work in, the af- ternoons or at night. Most of the students work 25 to 40 hours per week on an average. During the month of October these students earned a total of 11129.15 and paid $979.75 in Federal income tax and $49.81 plates of employment that hire these students and use their time to train them for the world of work. Many of these stqdents are kept on at the cl of each school year as permanent employem. All Of them are well qualified at the end of their training program to be an effective, useful, and well-trained employee in their chosen occupation. Mrs. BetUe Sue Roberts is the Coordinator for this _ Program. .. . Forest Fire Season Is Here The annual forest fire season tNovember-April) has arrived in Mississippi and State Forester Jack Holman says it could he an especially bad one this year, strangely enough, due to the record rainfall in the State. "All the moisture we've had through the past growing season has produced a heavy concentration of grasses and brush," Holman explained, "and now that we've had several killing frosts this material has become a tinder box for wildfires. Holman said wildfire oc- currence across the Magnolia State "ran about normal" for October and was "doing about the same through the first half of November." He noted, however, that the traditionally worst months for fires (January-March) are still to be faced. qareless debris burning and incndiarin are still the main ca of wildfires, according to State Forestry Omunission records. Over 5,300 of the 7,845 forest and brush fires SUlspressed by state crews last year got their start from these caUS4. Holman said the Forestry Omuntmion will be working extra hard to prevent wild- fires during the next 4-5 months for several very ,ignifieant reasons. "We have a potentially explosive wildfire situation facing us down in the Hurricane Frederic area; we'll he operating on a reduced budget with rising fuel and general equipment maintenance costs, and in some areas we will no doubt have difficulty keeping trained personnel on the job through the entire fire danger period," Holnum declared. The State Forester is asking landowners and the general public to be particularly cautious about debris burning By KELVIN SHERMAN The Stone Tomcat boys started their 1979-80 season with an impressive win over rival George County and won eir fkst tournament of the season. The Tomcats at the end of their first week of play are 3-0. Before a hometown crowd at Stone High gym, the Cats muted the George County Rebels, 69-32. The Cats rushed to a 34-16 lead at the half and never looked back. Bob Weathers was the games leading scorer with 21 points. Todd Cobb and Mitchell Hart had II and 16 respectively for during periods of dry weather Stone. Mark Vincent tossed on and to check with their county 10 points for the Rebels. fire tower for information on In the first game of the wbe0er or not it is safe to do tournament, Todd Cobb and such burning. Mitchell Hart combined for 10 "Our county dispatching Willi towers will issue burning am points to edge the l,umberton Panthers 61-54. Tomcats outseored Lumberton 14-4 in the first quarter to give them enough of a margin for a dose victory. Albert Thomas bucketed 19 points for the Panthers. In the finals, Stone out- scored. Petal 21-14 in the third quarter to give the Tomcats a 66-56 comeback victory. Stone fell behind 13-12 in the first quarter and trailed by the same margin at half before exploding in the third period to clinch the victory. Mitchell Hart led all scorers with 26 points. Mitchell Hart won the ,tournaments Most Valuable Player Award. Joining him on the All Tournament Team from Stone was Todd Cobb. Yancy Euhanks and Bar- bara Lee. 10TH GRADE Martha Bond, Cheryl Bond, Angle Batson, Pat Carter, Edwin Cooper, Susan Deters, Tim Dravis and Myna Davis. Julie Johnson, Dena ' Naderhoff, Marcia Meadows, Leona Seals, Ronnie Smith, Kenneth Seatou, Brian Smith, Shirley Simpson .and Clay Walden. ALL A's Patricia Husley IITH GRADE- Phyllis Breland, Nelly Bond, Kevin Bond, Edith Hennis, Paula Gates, Holly Cox, Pare Crochet and Johnette Davis. Thomas McKerley, Julie Naderhoff, Tina OweD, Deidra TUllos and Wayne Simpson. ALL A's - Keri Clement, Blake Davis and Marlin permits based on fire weather and air pollution index forecasts received several times daily during the fire season," he said. Holman also issued a plea for more public help in reporting unattended fires. "Oar crews spend many hours and use thousands of gallons of precious fuel each year checking out unreported smokes. This not only is wasteful, but can and does cause unnecessary losses when crews are delayed in the initial attack on wildfires because they were off checking a legal burn or false alarm when a real wildfire erupted in another part of the county." TIMBER WOLF KILLED IN STONE COUNTY- Tim Stephem el McHmry killed a 45 lb. Ti- mber Well on November 19, erie mile north eL Red Gap. Smith. Winter To Guest At Legislative Forums MEC's Committee on State and Local Government, will identify weaknesses in Mississippi's public employee personnel system. Whitfield will outline these weaknesses along with the need for state government reorganization. Dr.' Clyde Muse of Raymond, president of Hinds Junior College, will speak on some of the needs of education in Mississippi. William S. Boswell, Jr., a Cleveland CPA, will speak on the state's tax structure and will discuss MEC's tax recommendations on property, income, and sales taxes. G.B. Beard of Jackson, a consulting engineer, former mayor of the City of Forest, and former Council president, will speak on MEC's pelicles and recommendations for highway finance. The Forums, which will begin at 9:30 a.m. and con- dude with a luncheon, will be held Tuesday, November 27, Holiday Inn Downtown, Jackson; Wednesday, November 26, Ramada Inn, Greenwood; Thursday, November 29, Ramada Inn Convention Center, Tupelo; Tuesday, "December 4, Broadwater Beach, Biloxi; and Wednesday, December' 5, the Commons, University of Southern Mississippi, Hat- tieaburg. There will be a registration fee of $5.00 for MEC members end others wh/ch includes the luncheon. All state officials and legislators will be guests of MEC. Governor-elect William Winter will discuss major issues facing his new ad- ministration and the 1980 Legislature in a series of three Legislative Forums across North Mississippi next week. Governor-elect Winter will be appearing in the Legislative Forum series being sponsored by the Mississippi Economic Council. Meetings are scheduled Tuesday in Jackson, Wed- nesday in Greenwood, and Thursday in Tupelo. In the following week, similar meetings will be held at Biloxi and Hattiesburg. Both Winter and Lt. Governor- elect Brad Dye have been invited to participate in the meetings and Dye will also he in the meeting in Jackson this week. MEC President Benton Cain of Jackson said that in- vitations have been sent to every state Legislator, every elected state official, MEC members, and all local chambers of commerce. Discussion areas include Mississippi's business climate, state and county government, education, taxation, and .highways. Gene Triggs, a Yazoo City industrialist who chairs MEC's Special Committee on County Government, will discuss the Council's plan fer model county government, wdch was developed in his omm/ttee after a year of study. Lewis WhMield, a Tupelo anker and chairman of sworth, Myrna Bond, Monte Breland, Betsy Crochet, Renee' Hill, Sandra Evans, Mary Evans and Michelle English. Teresa Hosey, Tammy Dale, Kim Heater, Nathan Jones, Rita King, Sandra Langley, Angels LeBlane and Donnie O'Neal. Tammy Overstreet, Vincent Pachel, Mark Parker, Sylvia Strickland, Ann Vreland, Paytha Williams and Nena Preston. All A's - John Breland, Judy Dedeaux, Wauline Hickman, Jeff Murphy and Terry Parsons. State Fair Distributes Premiums The Mississippi State Fair recently distributed the 1979 premiums. With eight exhibitors, the Stone County 4- H program accounted for $927.22 in cash and checks. Friends Extend An Invitation Friends of the Library invite everyone to a "Trim the Tree and Carol Sing" Sunday, Dec. 9, from 3:00.4:30 p.m. Each person is asked to bring an ornament for the tree. If you do not have an ornament, string cranberries, popcorn, or bring ribbons to make bows for the tree. , Refreshments willbe served after the trinuning of the trees. COME AND JOIN M H/N. 14-15 Ken composer and .ncert at the Church of Christmas Choir will be presented on December 12, at 7:30. ylub "-Banquet on at 7pan. at the ber -'2, 1979 the ChrLstm Llbe at the Stene County ..at 2:30 until 4 p.m. is invited to attend. Coliseum at 3 [k December 9, 1979. g'on free. Vear-eooks the P, ate Club are en the me County rating their S0th ) FASHIONED TRIM and G" at the Stone Urary, Sunday, Dec. ,3:00 p.m.-4:30 pJn. e of the Ubrury  an ornament and tbe tree. k defeated 21-17. Vanderbilt led the Patriots with 6 points. Members of the teams are: Sth Beys- Tommy Bond, Rob Harris, Curtis +DeJarnett, Vincent Davis, Pat Bond, Mike Shrewsberry, Keith Buckley, Lamont Jones, Monty overstreet, Heith Stevens, Keith Stewart, Billy Dedeaux, Skylar Hart, Glen Vanderbilt, and Enright Chandler. GIrl Rhonda Hickman, Quenesia Johnson, Kelly Ark- wright, Pam Armstrong, Wanda Berry, Klm Fowler, TonJi Woodward, Sonji Woodward, Linda Johnson, Brigette Rutledge, and Michelle Howze. Managers: Tammy Waddle, Carol Davenport and Paulette Hart. 7th Girls - Nathalie Wilkinson, Connie James, Tlna James, Cleo Johnson, Valarte Nicholson, Shewanda Scarbrough, Buffy Shrewsberry and Ruby Chandler. Managers: Sharon Prescott, Tony Baiamonte. The  dected Becky Spiers as Honorm-y Captain for the Year. 1 Boys. Glen Vanderbflt, Skylar Hart, Enr/ght Chan- dler,: Steve Hartfield, Bill Shoemake, Mark Evans, Brent Bennett, George Wells, Alan Walden, Mike Nelson and Demetrtm Smith. t t ]i f t t I 1 I l I BODXBZNDING ROUTE 1 BOX 42-A QUITMAN, S. 39355 Conducts Hearing Miss. Gulf Coast of Insurance is appalled that policy was in- So umy different payment of claims and recommendations these future pro- hearig oon- t Dale and members Insurance recently in the County Courthouse, "The insured who storage area not connected to the house, R would not be co- vered under most policies ac- cording to companies," Dale said. The Commissioner stated that a number of agents and companies had gone to great efforts to pay claims as fast as possible and even pay questionable items not spe- cified under the policy. He said, "Companies have paid more in this cafastropbe than ever in the history of this state." "Many long hours were spent by agents and adjusters under severe conditions, and the public should he aware of the hard work done in their behalf," he added. their' claim denied he upset when has the same LI.,cY and gets his of the hearing what 00uld under the new ho- Dale noted that many people policy which is now who had a comprehensive 1,turned by the Co- dwelling policy testified that IMi'.," Dale stated, their insurance was changed est tblem I noti- to a homeowners policy hearing was in- without their knowledge. Lmag the policy pro- "Under the CDP policy, se- lit" he said "The new nkmrs policy will corre- "Gateway To The Beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast" THURSDAY, NOVEMBER , WIGGINS, MISSISSIPPI SINGLE COPY 15 CENTS (USPS 522-300) ATTEND ORIENTATION - Attmdin8 the orltation for new chancery clerks seminar held Nov. 15-16 in Jackson are, from left, Bob Freeman, Greene County; Gerald Bead, Stene County; James Harrison, George County; Donald Ray Davis, Paeral River County; Dodice Knight, Jones County; and Kathy Sage, program assistant, Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service (MCY), Starkville. The purpose of the seminar, attended by 45 chancery clerks, was to prepare newly elected chancery clerks for their duties. The seminar was sponsored coo- peratively by the Mississippi Chancery Clerks Association, the MCF_,S Center for Go- vernmental Technology at Misslss/ppi State University and the Mippi Judicial College, a continuing education activity of The University of Misstss/ppl, and funded by the Criminal Justice Planning Comndmion, Office of the Governor. (Extension Service Photo) COMPANY Lott Gives Watergate Papers To Ole Miss Law Archives U.S. Pep. Trent Lott has donated to The University of Mississippi Law Archives his papers concerning the 1975 House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings against former President Richard M. Nixon. Lott, a member of the Judiciary Committee at the time of the hearings, became a familiar figure to television viewers of the committee's deliberations. "Congressman Loft's Watergate-related papers and materials will aid researchers in developing an un- derstanding of the procedures and issues before the Judiciary Committee durin the impeachment inquiry," said Ole Miss Chancellor Porter L. Fortune Jr. "These hearings represented a milestone in the history of the American presidency, and we at the The 38-year-old congressman was born in Grenada and is graduate of Pascagoula High School. He earned bachelor's and law degrees at Ole Miss where be was elected to the student Hall of Fame. After prac- ticing law in Paagoula for a short time, he joined the staff of Rep. William M. Calmer in 1968. l,ott succeeded Chimer in representing the South Mississippi District. As chairman of the House Republican Research Com- mittee, he is considered part of t be House Republican leadership. He is a member of the powerful House Rules Committee, and is ranking minority member of its subcommittee on the legislative prncess. He is also a member of the Select Committee on the Outer Contitental Shelf. l,ott is married to the for- mer Patricia Thompson of Pascagoula and they have two children. The Lott papers are among several major Ole Miss special collections devoted to 20th century public affairs, including the papers of former Senators James O. Eastland, Pat Harrison and John Sharp Williams: Representatives Thomas Abernathey, Ross Collins, John Rankin and William Whittington; Federal Judges Claude Clayton and Orma Smith; U.S. House Doorkeeper William M. "Fishbait" Miller; former Lt. Gov, Carroll Gartin; as well as many partial collections. In addition, the University's John Davis Williams library has been an official depository nf U.S. Government documents since 1883. veral items would have been covered if it h adD or been Vocational Cooperative iversity appreciate , • Uonngressman Lot's ira- .00tanp l-l,oh L.Mtuation with the easy changed," he stated. portant contribution to our ...,m,v.L=..., .Lmj. .mJ. brmat." Dale said as a result of the m) • research collections," For- _ by local resi-hearing, he would makethe Education Has Positive °°°++ H St d ...ealed the citizens following recommendations: Lott, a Repubfican, has ODOr u cuts ption!gY upset,of someand ad-in" able" Recommendto secure thatcoveragePeOple bein represented Mississippi s 5th 2ND SIX WEEKS Galloway, Robin House, ,llUngtoDale.magetsandc°mpanies desired amounts on speciflC. Recommend meeting with Ef ctfe O n Econo ym o++,n+, which includes 9TH GRADE-Juan Cox. Andre Johnson, Steve Ken- |conslstent in deter- items not already provided in Hancock County since 1972. Steve Dravis, Cynthia nedy, Robert McDaniel and What claims were to he the homeowners policy; .... Timothy Monroe. Samantha Martin, Chuck Cats O _+, 0 McGee, Jeff Miller, Brian swimming pool is in companies after the adoption Stone High School's legmators and also to show in state income tax. 00eason Scarborough, Sherri Sanders, and covered uner of the new policy to have a , why should a swi- proper understanding of all Cooperative Educational them and our school officials The Stone High Program is Terry Patton and Joe Pettis. Program is a very important and elected officials how vory grateful to the many fine With Three out of the ground coverage provided u.,der the ALL A's ?" Dales asked, policy. This would eliminate • l further coofuslon inconslsten in the payment claims on damaged of claims; s, tillers sad other Recommend to the ach/nes. Mississippi Legislature to lawn mower was in consider licensing adjusters;  mom mmnected to and aedu, your policy would - Recommend to the mor- mage. Zf it is in a ˘Couttaued on page 4) - 00riot's Open Season [I Stone Junior High The Girts won 4_3-29 against ..+s and girls teams Travilion. Pare Armstrong the season off with 2 had 13, Quenesia Johnson 11 lim. and Kelly Arkwright con- Ilth_grade boys beat on S2- in a hard FIPeeutest. Lemont Jones Ie high 18 points for Jltriots. Rob Harris r dodication of the Big lksterium will he held tributed 9 points. The 7th grade boys beat Travilion 13-11. Glen Van- derbilt had 6 points. The 7th girls also won 13-11. Tiua James had 3 points for the winners as their was a balanced attack. The  boys won 43-29 against New Augusta as Vincent "Cat" Davis led with 16 points and Lament Jones bad 15.  December 9, 1979. The d Girls beat N.A. 34- -- ,. 20. Quenesia Johnson had 18 i'Rotary Clubs' Annual points for the Patriots and IFCltize Dinner will he Rhonda Hickman added 6. Itnt noon en December The 7th girls won 14-4. g Perkinston Campus Valarie Nicholson had 8 lnts. The 7th boys were part of the High School Curriculum. Not only does it help students "learn by doing", but it also has a very positive impact on our local economy. Recently a statewide survey was made of all cooperative program in the state to determine how much these students earned during the rmmth of October, so that the State Supervisor can use these findings to try and secure more funds from our much these students pay in taxes. At Stone High we have thirty-five students employed in 24 local places of em- ployment. These students must work a minimum of 15 hours per work in, the af- ternoons or at night. Most of the students work 25 to 40 hours per week on an average. During the month of October these students earned a total of 11129.15 and paid $979.75 in Federal income tax and $49.81 plates of employment that hire these students and use their time to train them for the world of work. Many of these stqdents are kept on at the cl of each school year as permanent employem. All Of them are well qualified at the end of their training program to be an effective, useful, and well-trained employee in their chosen occupation. Mrs. BetUe Sue Roberts is the Coordinator for this _ Program. .. . Forest Fire Season Is Here The annual forest fire season tNovember-April) has arrived in Mississippi and State Forester Jack Holman says it could he an especially bad one this year, strangely enough, due to the record rainfall in the State. "All the moisture we've had through the past growing season has produced a heavy concentration of grasses and brush," Holman explained, "and now that we've had several killing frosts this material has become a tinder box for wildfires. Holman said wildfire oc- currence across the Magnolia State "ran about normal" for October and was "doing about the same through the first half of November." He noted, however, that the traditionally worst months for fires (January-March) are still to be faced. qareless debris burning and incndiarin are still the main ca of wildfires, according to State Forestry Omunission records. Over 5,300 of the 7,845 forest and brush fires SUlspressed by state crews last year got their start from these caUS4. Holman said the Forestry Omuntmion will be working extra hard to prevent wild- fires during the next 4-5 months for several very ,ignifieant reasons. "We have a potentially explosive wildfire situation facing us down in the Hurricane Frederic area; we'll he operating on a reduced budget with rising fuel and general equipment maintenance costs, and in some areas we will no doubt have difficulty keeping trained personnel on the job through the entire fire danger period," Holnum declared. The State Forester is asking landowners and the general public to be particularly cautious about debris burning By KELVIN SHERMAN The Stone Tomcat boys started their 1979-80 season with an impressive win over rival George County and won eir fkst tournament of the season. The Tomcats at the end of their first week of play are 3-0. Before a hometown crowd at Stone High gym, the Cats muted the George County Rebels, 69-32. The Cats rushed to a 34-16 lead at the half and never looked back. Bob Weathers was the games leading scorer with 21 points. Todd Cobb and Mitchell Hart had II and 16 respectively for during periods of dry weather Stone. Mark Vincent tossed on and to check with their county 10 points for the Rebels. fire tower for information on In the first game of the wbe0er or not it is safe to do tournament, Todd Cobb and such burning. Mitchell Hart combined for 10 "Our county dispatching Willi towers will issue burning am points to edge the l,umberton Panthers 61-54. Tomcats outseored Lumberton 14-4 in the first quarter to give them enough of a margin for a dose victory. Albert Thomas bucketed 19 points for the Panthers. In the finals, Stone out- scored. Petal 21-14 in the third quarter to give the Tomcats a 66-56 comeback victory. Stone fell behind 13-12 in the first quarter and trailed by the same margin at half before exploding in the third period to clinch the victory. Mitchell Hart led all scorers with 26 points. Mitchell Hart won the ,tournaments Most Valuable Player Award. Joining him on the All Tournament Team from Stone was Todd Cobb. Yancy Euhanks and Bar- bara Lee. 10TH GRADE Martha Bond, Cheryl Bond, Angle Batson, Pat Carter, Edwin Cooper, Susan Deters, Tim Dravis and Myna Davis. Julie Johnson, Dena ' Naderhoff, Marcia Meadows, Leona Seals, Ronnie Smith, Kenneth Seatou, Brian Smith, Shirley Simpson .and Clay Walden. ALL A's Patricia Husley IITH GRADE- Phyllis Breland, Nelly Bond, Kevin Bond, Edith Hennis, Paula Gates, Holly Cox, Pare Crochet and Johnette Davis. Thomas McKerley, Julie Naderhoff, Tina OweD, Deidra TUllos and Wayne Simpson. ALL A's - Keri Clement, Blake Davis and Marlin permits based on fire weather and air pollution index forecasts received several times daily during the fire season," he said. Holman also issued a plea for more public help in reporting unattended fires. "Oar crews spend many hours and use thousands of gallons of precious fuel each year checking out unreported smokes. This not only is wasteful, but can and does cause unnecessary losses when crews are delayed in the initial attack on wildfires because they were off checking a legal burn or false alarm when a real wildfire erupted in another part of the county." TIMBER WOLF KILLED IN STONE COUNTY- Tim Stephem el McHmry killed a 45 lb. Ti- mber Well on November 19, erie mile north eL Red Gap. Smith. Winter To Guest At Legislative Forums MEC's Committee on State and Local Government, will identify weaknesses in Mississippi's public employee personnel system. Whitfield will outline these weaknesses along with the need for state government reorganization. Dr.' Clyde Muse of Raymond, president of Hinds Junior College, will speak on some of the needs of education in Mississippi. William S. Boswell, Jr., a Cleveland CPA, will speak on the state's tax structure and will discuss MEC's tax recommendations on property, income, and sales taxes. G.B. Beard of Jackson, a consulting engineer, former mayor of the City of Forest, and former Council president, will speak on MEC's pelicles and recommendations for highway finance. The Forums, which will begin at 9:30 a.m. and con- dude with a luncheon, will be held Tuesday, November 27, Holiday Inn Downtown, Jackson; Wednesday, November 26, Ramada Inn, Greenwood; Thursday, November 29, Ramada Inn Convention Center, Tupelo; Tuesday, "December 4, Broadwater Beach, Biloxi; and Wednesday, December' 5, the Commons, University of Southern Mississippi, Hat- tieaburg. There will be a registration fee of $5.00 for MEC members end others wh/ch includes the luncheon. All state officials and legislators will be guests of MEC. Governor-elect William Winter will discuss major issues facing his new ad- ministration and the 1980 Legislature in a series of three Legislative Forums across North Mississippi next week. Governor-elect Winter will be appearing in the Legislative Forum series being sponsored by the Mississippi Economic Council. Meetings are scheduled Tuesday in Jackson, Wed- nesday in Greenwood, and Thursday in Tupelo. In the following week, similar meetings will be held at Biloxi and Hattiesburg. Both Winter and Lt. Governor- elect Brad Dye have been invited to participate in the meetings and Dye will also he in the meeting in Jackson this week. MEC President Benton Cain of Jackson said that in- vitations have been sent to every state Legislator, every elected state official, MEC members, and all local chambers of commerce. Discussion areas include Mississippi's business climate, state and county government, education, taxation, and .highways. Gene Triggs, a Yazoo City industrialist who chairs MEC's Special Committee on County Government, will discuss the Council's plan fer model county government, wdch was developed in his omm/ttee after a year of study. Lewis WhMield, a Tupelo anker and chairman of sworth, Myrna Bond, Monte Breland, Betsy Crochet, Renee' Hill, Sandra Evans, Mary Evans and Michelle English. Teresa Hosey, Tammy Dale, Kim Heater, Nathan Jones, Rita King, Sandra Langley, Angels LeBlane and Donnie O'Neal. Tammy Overstreet, Vincent Pachel, Mark Parker, Sylvia Strickland, Ann Vreland, Paytha Williams and Nena Preston. All A's - John Breland, Judy Dedeaux, Wauline Hickman, Jeff Murphy and Terry Parsons. State Fair Distributes Premiums The Mississippi State Fair recently distributed the 1979 premiums. With eight exhibitors, the Stone County 4- H program accounted for $927.22 in cash and checks. Friends Extend An Invitation Friends of the Library invite everyone to a "Trim the Tree and Carol Sing" Sunday, Dec. 9, from 3:00.4:30 p.m. Each person is asked to bring an ornament for the tree. If you do not have an ornament, string cranberries, popcorn, or bring ribbons to make bows for the tree. , Refreshments willbe served after the trinuning of the trees. COME AND JOIN M H/N. 14-15 Ken composer and .ncert at the Church of Christmas Choir will be presented on December 12, at 7:30. ylub "-Banquet on at 7pan. at the ber -'2, 1979 the ChrLstm Llbe at the Stene County ..at 2:30 until 4 p.m. is invited to attend. Coliseum at 3 [k December 9, 1979. g'on free. Vear-eooks the P, ate Club are en the me County rating their S0th ) FASHIONED TRIM and G" at the Stone Urary, Sunday, Dec. ,3:00 p.m.-4:30 pJn. e of the Ubrury  an ornament and tbe tree. k defeated 21-17. Vanderbilt led the Patriots with 6 points. Members of the teams are: Sth Beys- Tommy Bond, Rob Harris, Curtis +DeJarnett, Vincent Davis, Pat Bond, Mike Shrewsberry, Keith Buckley, Lamont Jones, Monty overstreet, Heith Stevens, Keith Stewart, Billy Dedeaux, Skylar Hart, Glen Vanderbilt, and Enright Chandler. GIrl Rhonda Hickman, Quenesia Johnson, Kelly Ark- wright, Pam Armstrong, Wanda Berry, Klm Fowler, TonJi Woodward, Sonji Woodward, Linda Johnson, Brigette Rutledge, and Michelle Howze. Managers: Tammy Waddle, Carol Davenport and Paulette Hart. 7th Girls - Nathalie Wilkinson, Connie James, Tlna James, Cleo Johnson, Valarte Nicholson, Shewanda Scarbrough, Buffy Shrewsberry and Ruby Chandler. Managers: Sharon Prescott, Tony Baiamonte. The  dected Becky Spiers as Honorm-y Captain for the Year. 1 Boys. Glen Vanderbflt, Skylar Hart, Enr/ght Chan- dler,: Steve Hartfield, Bill Shoemake, Mark Evans, Brent Bennett, George Wells, Alan Walden, Mike Nelson and Demetrtm Smith. t t ]i f t t I 1 I l I