Bright lights, big city
It all started last February when my friend Lauren got her number drawn out of a lottery of over 1,000,000 people to participate in the New York City Marathon. She couldn’t go alone – she needed a travel companion and moral support. How could I refuse my good friend? And besides, it was the perfect excuse to plan my first trip to New York.
Fast forward nine months later. Lauren has trained diligently, we have recruited another partner in crime (for moral support, of course) and we are on board a plane headed for the Big Apple.
A new Eagle
Tunica County honored one of its own last Sunday, when Dr. Galen Henderson of Boston was added to the Tunica Museum’s permanent “Sons and Daughters” exhibit.
Dr. Henderson, a 1985 graduate of Rosa Fort High School, went on to graduate from Brown University Medical School and currently practices at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he is chief of the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit and the Division of Critical Care and Emergency Neurology.
Dr. Henderson is also on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and an internationally known medical educator and researcher.
Dr. Henderson was welcomed home by his cousin, county supervisor Cedric Burnett; mentor and friend Wilfred Turner; his aunt, State Rep. Clara Burnett; and Sheriff K.C. Hamp.
Cotton, Mitchell win posts
New District 2 school board member Tomaka Henderson Cotton will take office in January 2011, after unseating incumbent Lawyer Porter Jr. in the November 2, general election.
Cotton joins three members who were not up for re-election this year, Barbara Conway, Larry Braziel, and Rev David Anderson, and Marilyn McKay-Young, who ran unopposed in District 1.
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