Faces of 2012
Women’s group spreads holiday cheer
A local women’s group has taken on the task of spreading holiday cheer by contributing to causes and individuals in need during the holiday season.
The group of Tunica women, which is officially associated with the Sweet Potato Queens but prefers to remain anonymous, formed last year when several members began seeing one another on frequent occasions while dining at a popular downtown eatery.
“It’s been about a year ago that a group of women my age were going to the (Café) Marie and were seeing each other there a lot,” explained a member of the group, who requested to remain anonymous. “So we decided to put the word out to see if anyone else wanted to have an organized group and they did.”
Amidst holiday celebrations, flags at the Tunica County Courthouse and across the national flew at half staff until sunset on Dec. 18, 2012 in honor of the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.
Town going green
After tearing into all the gifts under their Christmas trees next Tuesday, town of Tunica residents will find the usual extra dumpster on the north end of Town Hall to accommodate any trash overflow. But this year, there's an alternative to consider: instead of adding your empty boxes and torn wrapping paper to the local landfill, a recycling bin is now available.
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