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

Norwood savors life in Cafe’ Marie kitchen

New Cafe’ Marie chef Walt Norwood may eat “mostly junk” at home, but on the job, he’s a stickler for detail.
In the two months since he took over the Marie’s kitchen, Norwood has put in place new lunch and dinner menus that he calls eclectic–and they are going to get more so as time goes by.
“We’ll have seasonal menus that change every quarter,” Norwood said, although a few standards such as his signature She Crab Soup, Rector’s Pasta, filets and Frangelico creme brulee will be available year round.

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Contest deadline approaches

The People’s Choice Awards, sponsored by The Tunica Times, returns for its 14th year with a challenge to the ladies.
Men who have won the cash drawing outnumber women seven to six, if you count the first year, when $100 was awarded instead of the now customary $500.
And men have won the drawing for the past four years, although the ladies had a streak of six going from the years 2000 through 2005.

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Extreme heat, drought usher in summer

The first day of summer–Monday, June 21–wasn’t farmer friendly, according to Nolen Canon of Tunica County.
Many Delta planters are already pulling out polypipe and cranking up overhead sprinklers, adding early expense to their bottom line.
“No crop likes this heat,” said Extension Agent Anthony Bland, who was heading out to the fields to check conditions on the longest day of the year.
“The heat is definitely taking a toll,” Bland continued. “We’re seeing corn that’s burning up.”

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