Sports / Outdoors – 6/16/2006

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 16, 2006

The Panolian: SPORTS – June 16, 2006

  From the 6/16/06 issue of The Panolian

Touchdown Club – The South Panola Touchdown Club will host a 4-man Scramble Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 17 at Mallard Pointe Golf Course.
     The tax deductible fee is $60 per person or $240 for team.
     Deadline is June 10. For more information or registration, call Buddy Gray at 563-7601 or 934-8227.
SP cheerleaders sell ads
The South Panola Cheerleaders will sell ads for the football program for the South Panola Tiger Football team beginning June 19 thru July 13.
    Anyone interested in purchasing ads may contact any high school cheerleader or Tammy Wilkinson at or 662-563-4503. Ads may be purchased for businesses or for individuals. No political ads of any kind will be sold.
Youth Fishing Rodeo June 24
The 2006 Sardis Lake Youth Fishing Rodeo will be held on June 24 at the Sardis Lower Lake-Cypress Point Area. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. and the rodeo will start at 7:30 a.m. Age classes are 1-5 years old, 6-10 years old, and 11-15 years old. Trophies and prizes will be awarded for each age class.
     For more information please contact Rangers Chris Gurner or Brian Johnson at the Sardis Lake Field Office (662) 563-4531.
SP Kiddie cheer Camp set
The South Panola cheerleaders will hold Cheerleading Kiddie Camp 2006, Monday through Thursday, July 24-27 from 5 to 7 nightly at the South Panola High School gymnasium.
     The cost is $40 per child for ages 5 to 12 which includes a camp t-shirt. Registration will be held Monday, July 24 from 4:15 to 5 p.m.
     Family night is Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m. Admission is free to family night. Performances will be by the No. 5 nationally ranked South Panola High School cheerleaders, the Batesville Jr. High cheerleaders and all the children who attend Kiddie Camp.
     For more information, contact Tammy Wilkinson at  or 662-563-4503.
Rebel/MO game to be on TV
OXFORD – Ole Miss landed another football telecast Tuesday when it was notified by the University of Missouri that the Sept. 9 game in Columbia, Mo., between the Rebels and Tigers has been selected by Fox Sports Net. Kickoff is now set for 11:30 a.m. CT.

Ole Miss and University of Memphis athletics officials announced last Thursday that they have agreed to move their scheduled September 2 season opener at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium/ Hollingsworth Field to Sunday, September 3, in order to accommodate a national telecast by ESPN. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. CT.

"Being able to open the season with back-to-back telecasts is exciting for our players and fans," said Ole Miss head coach Ed Orgeron. "We were told that most of the country, if not all of it, will get the game through Fox Sports Net."

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Dating back to 1952, the game with Missouri will be the 152nd national or regional appearance on TV for Ole Miss. During the 1997, 1999, and 2001 seasons, the Rebels had seven television contests each year, while the 2000 campaign saw a school-record eight appearances. Ole Miss was on TV six times last season.

Ole Miss and Missouri will be meeting in football for the first time since 1979. The Tigers hold a 3-1 advantage in the series.

Rebel Club to host Kennedy
The Panola County Rebel Club will host Ole Miss head basketball coach Andy Kennedy Tuesday, June 20 at the Panola Country Club.

The social begins at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 per person and includes hors d’oeuvres. Everyone is invited and the attire is casual.

For more information, call Tom Womble at (662) 563-8736 or or Gina Kilgore at (662) 563-2210 or or Sherry Williams at (662) 563-1436.

Water safety is Enid’s top priority
     Colonel Anthony Vesay (left) presents
Coach Ed Orgeron
with The Commanders Award for Public Service.
By Robert L. Newton
Enid Lake Park Ranger

Enid Lake Water Safety
Water Safety is a top priority at Enid Lake. Enid has been intensely focusing on new ideas to present water safety to our visiting public.

Over the past several weeks Enid Lake Park Rangers have been creating and enhancing a water safety puppet show. The puppet show involves five puppets: Park Ranger Edith Enid, Katie the catfish, Beverly the beaver, Travis the turtle, and Freddy the frog.

These puppets present a unique way to talk with children and parents about the importance of water safety. During the show Park Ranger Edith Enid and her friends sing songs and present valuable water safety tips about swimming, boating, diving, inflatable toys, adult supervision, the buddy system, and the importance of wearing your life jacket or Personal Floatation Device (PFD).

Enid Lake Rangers have performed the puppet show for Pope Elementary students and to visitors at Grenada Lakes’ Thunder on Water Event. If anyone is interested in acquiring information, or would like to have the show performed please contact Mike Robinson at the Enid Lake Field Office.
Last summer the Enid Lake Field Office teamed with the University of Mississippi’s Head Football Coach, Ed Orgeron, and Assistant Athletic Director and Sports Producer J. Stern for the production of a water safety commercial. In the commercial Coach Orgeron provides water safety tips such as: never swim alone, children always have adult supervision, and always wear your life jacket.

On Thursday, June 8, Colonel Anthony Vesay, Vicksburg District Commander, presented Coach Orgeron, and J. Stern The Commanders Award for Public Service. Colonel Vesay presented Coach Orgeron and J. Stern this award for their exceptional performance in the production of the water safety commercial in June 2005.

Coach "O" stated, "Water Safety is very important to me. I had a brother who drowned and anything that I can do to help save someone else is well worth the time and effort." The commercial is now aired on local cable networks in the surrounding communities.

Presently, the Vicksburg District is partnering with Professional Fisherman Bill Dance of Bill Dance Outdoors in the production of a unique water safety commercial. The commercial will be airing on local cable networks throughout the Vicksburg District, which includes parts of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

West Nile Virus
As temperatures begin to reach the high 90’s throughout the afternoon, late evening outdoor activities become more popular.

As with any other activities hazards are always present. Beating the heat is a smart choice, but one must not forget the hazards that buzz around during the late evening hours. Mosquitoes are not only pesky and annoying, and leave you scratching to high heaven if bitten, but can also pose a serious illness.

The West Nile Virus is primarily transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito, and avoiding these pesky insects is the best way to prevent infection. Mosquitoes are most active in the afternoon and evening hours. Special precautions should be taken if you are outdoors this time. Protecting you and your family from mosquito bites can be very simple by following these few helpful tips.

Mosquito repellants with DEET should be a top priority item when planning an outdoor activity. Adults should use repellants with 30 percent DEET, and lower concentrations of DEET for children. Never use DEET on infants. Parents should contact their physician for recommendations for repellants to use on children less than two years of age. Persons should always read the label and follow the instructions on the label when applying DEET. DEET products will usually repel mosquitoes for several hours. Wearing long sleeve, long leg clothing with socks when participating in outdoor activities in the afternoon and evening hours is another great way to reduce mosquito bites.

Keeping campsites or areas of outdoor activities clean is also a great way to keep a mosquito free area. By disposing of tin cans, plastic containers, or other water holding containers, and by closing garbage can lids reduces standing water, and decreases mosquito breeding sites.

Whether you’re camping, going to the beach, boating or planning a late afternoon barbeque always keep safety your number priority. For more information on the Enid Lake Water Safety Puppet Show, water safety commercials or helpful outdoor safety tips please contact the Enid Lake Field Office at 662-563-4571.


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