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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Judges needed to pick best of wildest


Have you ever wanted to get a taste of what the Wild Game Cookoff is all about? Now’s your chance, according to Tunica Main Street Director Lynn Ryals.
Judges are needed in three drink categories and six food categories for this year’s cookoff, set for Feb. 25 and 26. Seven judges will score entries and decide winners starting at 10 a.m.
“In the past, we’ve had 10 judges, but now we’re going to have seven in each,” Ryals said. “ The teams had asked us to do that since 10 people is a lot to prepare things for.”

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Proclamation In Honor of National Career and Technical Education Month

WHEREAS:  February 1-28, 2011, has been designated Career and Technical Education Month by the Association for Career and Technical Education; and

WHEREAS:  profound economic and technological changes in our society are rapidly reflected in the structure and nature of work, thereby placing new and additional responsibilities on our educational system; and


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Supervisors take steps on blues project


County supervisors made a number of “housecleaning” decisions at their payroll meeting on Feb. 15, including filling the vacant position of commissioner on the North Tunica Fire Protection District board.
The board approved the appointment of William Calder to the post. Calder, a security supervisor at a casino resort, lives in the district, administrator Clifton Johnson said.
Supervisors also approved appropriations of $51,253.33 to the airport and $98,000 to Tunica County Public Projects, Inc.

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Robinsonville Community Center gets green light


The “when” is still uncertain, but the “where” and “how” on a community center in Robinsonville were finally decided at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Feb. 7.
On the heels of a motion to approve a $300,000 allottment for a fire station at Dundee, District 1 Supervisor James Dunn called for the approval of the  Robinsonville community center. Dunn said the item had been budgeted for and he would like to see bids solicited for the project.
Board president Billy Pegram asked Dunn to wait until the board got farther down in the agenda. An item, listed as number 27, called for consideration on a voting precinct at Robinsonville. Dunn said as far as he was concerned, his issue should come first.

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