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

Supes: Some spots unfilled

A short agenda still drew a large crowd as the Board of Supervisors experimented with a later time for their Feb. 15 meeting.
In January, Beat 2 Supervisor Henry Nickson Jr. proposed that board meetings be moved from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to accommodate citizens who want to attend sessions but may be working. Board president James Dunn suggested a compromise, calling for the mid month meeting and end of the month meeting to be moved to 5 p.m. The first meeting of the month was left at 9 a.m.
Nine items were listed on Feb. 15’s agenda and the board concluded their business around 5:25 p.m. Two issues were carried over. Those items were appointments to Tunica County Public Projects Inc.’s Board of Directors and Tunica Arena’s Board of Directors.

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Tunica Relay For Life returns March 23

Tunica’s Relay For Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, postponed in the wake of last spring’s floods, is in the final stages of planning for the rescheduled March 23 event. The Relay has also been moved to an indoor location, Battle Arena, in hopes of avoiding delays or cancellation due to inclement weather.
Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s national signature event and is as much an awareness raiser as it is a fundraiser. This family-oriented team event brings participants from all parts of the community together in a “celebration of life.” Businesses, civic clubs, churches, friends, and families take turns walking in relay fashion while they also celebrate the critical role the American Cancer Society plays in the fight against cancer.

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A lifetime of adventure

Tunica United Methodist Church hosted a special toast to Dick Taylor at a luncheon following Scout Sunday services on Feb. 12. Taylor was honored for his nearly 30 years of service as Troop 16’s Scoutmaster.
The event was organized by Kate Hughey, catered by Tunica Lions Club, funded by generous donations, emceed by Will McLean and decorated with Scout memorabilia from Taylor’s own collection and other local collections.

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Meet Your Elected Officials: Williams’ victory marks milestone

Her demeanor is reserved and her tone is soft and level. Behind this “shy away from the spotlight”  personality, though,  is someone who has made history. Less than two months ago, Phillis Vaughn Williams was sworn in as the first elected female member of the Tunica County Board of Supervisors.
Williams said the female population is a large part of the county, and women can do anything they want to do in the political arena or otherwise.
“We’re smart, we know how to compromise, we’re generally calmer,” Williams said. “We’ve just got to believe we can do it. Any female who wants to see improvement should go for it. Just do it.”

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