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

Tunica Balloon Bash returns Aug. 9-11

The second Tunica Balloon Bash will be held August 9-11, as hot air balloons and their pilots from across the country float into Tunica. At the Balloon Bash, attendees can take a tethered ride on a hot air balloon, view a nighttime balloon glow and watch a race of more than 50 hot air balloons.
The event is becoming one of the largest gatherings of hot air balloons and balloon pilots in the Mid-South. The Tunica Balloon Bash’s launch in 2012 built a foundation for the event to become one of the premier hot-air-ballooning events in the Southeast.

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First Cotton Bloom of the year

Will Owen reports the first cotton bloom of 2013.

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Golden Estates death under investigation

The death of 48 year old Darlene Clark, a resident of the Golden Estates Apartments in Tunica, is under investigation, after her body was discovered by firefighters responding to a call early Sunday morning.
County coroner Glenn Grant said the cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy. Grant said the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.
Tunica Fire Chief Scott Goff said his department responded to 1001 Antioch Street at about 2 a.m. on June 9. The 31-unit complex is home to 32 residents, almost all over 65 or disabled.

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Parks & Rec teamwork impacts citizens’ health

At Tunica Parks & Recreation, the name of the game is “partnering.”
Recreation director Billy Willis’ involvement with the Regional Health Council and its local affiliate is just one more way the recreation officials have found to reach out.
Even though membership for Tunica County Recreation has exceeded 1200, Willis isn’t satisfied.
“We want to engage the entire adult and youth populations,” Willis remarked at last month’s health council meeting.
He and other rec officials are reaching out to engage churches to “educate and encourage their congregations” to adopt healthy lifestyles. The Henderson Recreation complex most recently hosted a Clergy Walk.

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