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

Local event yields $1200 for Alzheimer’s research

On Saturday Sept 22, Neketta Dean organized the first 5K run/walk with all proceeds going to the MS Alzheimer’s Association.
Stan McCarver, a 62 year old man who was diagnosed with the disease a year ago, gave his testimony of how he struggles to fight the disease every day. After the opening prayer, Stan sang, “You are the wind beneath my wings,” dedicating it to all those who work to fight this dreaded disease for which there currently is no cure.

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RFHS Royalty 2012

Mr. Rosa Fort Derry Harris and Miss Rosa Fort Dakelia Jones (front) invite the community to Rosa Fort High School’s homecoming festivities Friday, Sept. 28.

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Daycare for adults ready to serve locals

Providing care around the clock for senior citizens and adults with disabilities can be a demanding task for caregivers.
Sometimes, this means juggling schedules or finding someone to relieve the regular attendant to enable him or her to tend to personal business, or attend functions and other activities.
But, in the coming days, a new business will open near downtown that will provide some relief to caregivers needing a break from their adult dependents during business hours.

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Help coming for uninsured in Tunica Co.

Uninsured and underinsured Tunica County residents will soon be able to save money on prescription drugs and customary dental services, thanks to the county’s membership in a national government association.
As part of its membership in the National Association of County Officials (NACO), Tunica County is able to enroll in the discount programs which, thanks to the size of NACO’s membership, will mean savings for eligible residents.
“It’s two programs we’re enrolling in – one is a discount prescription drug program and the other one is a discount dental program,” said Tunica County Supervisor Phillis Williams.  “It’s for all the residents who don’t have insurance. It’s not something for those who already have insurance coverage.”
According to Williams, there is no cost for the county to participate in either program, which is made available to all counties holding an active membership in NACO.

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