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

Allen family pulls together to accomplish amazing things

When her daughter Janice was just four months old, Patricia Allen received some unexpected news that would change her life forever.
“I got a letter from the hospital saying she had failed her hearing test,” recalled Allen.
“It was something that was pretty hard – looking at this baby for four months, thinking everything was OK, only to find out she was deaf. I just didn’t know what to do.”

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Melton earns Eagle

Joseph Melton, son of Campbell and Richard Melton of Tunica, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in ceremonies Sunday, July 8, at the Tunica United Methodist Church.

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Rotary Club’s guest speakers bring information, fun

On a recent Thursday, when a regular program for Tunica Rotary’s weekly meeting had not materialized, this writer recorded members reminiscing about all facets of the local club experience, from heritage to traditions, from projects to programs.
Of some 4,000 over the course of the club’s 83-year history, two programs still stand out in members’ minds: cited as the “worst program ever” was a slide show of dental problems and procedures presented by the late Dr. Tom Turpin; and the best, a demonstration of exercise techniques by a young and presumably nubile – and somewhat scantily dressed  – young woman.

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Board retains current health insurance

Insurance for county employees again made its way to the Board of Supervisors’ agenda and brought personnel to the meeting on June 29.
The board opted to continue coverage by Cigna, with Velvet Bass as the agent of record. Beat 4 Supervisor Henry Nickson offered a motion to make Nick Floyd and Associates the agent of record for Cigna, but action on the initial motion to leave Bass as the agent lead to no action on Nickson’s proposal.
Nickson said he was disappointed with how the matter had been handled.
He stressed that the Tunica County employee handbook highlights a chain of command for employees to follow and that it had been ignored. He alleged that false information had been distributed by employees, while they were on Tunica County time and that actions were “disrespectful.”

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