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

Parade kicks off Fourth festivities

The streets of downtown Tunica will be painted in red, white and blue on Friday, July 1 as the annual Independence Day parade returns.
Tunica Main Street invites kids to bring their bicycles, tricycles, wagons, big wheels, strollers, etc. to the MarketPlace beginning at 5 p.m. Parade participants can then decorate their transportation in all the holiday razzle dazzle.

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Native battling for USA


On a day when most Americans are enjoying the fun and festivities associated with the anniversary of our nation’s independence, one of Tunica’s native sons will be fighting it out for the good ole US of A.
Fortunately, this battle only involves the perils of cooking over a hot grill, with the only carnage being the pounds of pork and poultry being prepared for the “United States Versus Canada Barbecue Contest” held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on July 4.
“We’re cooking about 670 pounds of ribs, roughly 180 butts and 5,000 pieces of chicken,” said John David Wheeler, whose “Natural Born Grillers” cooking team will be competing in the inaugural US Versus Canada international cook-off. “We’re going to be feeding about 4,000 people and competing against teams from Canada.  It’s going to be a big deal.”

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Candidates court votes for county posts


A debate organized by Roman Fullilove, pastor of Belmont M.B. Church in Prichard, drew a large crowd to the Henderson Recreation Center Tuesday night, as 26 incumbents and challengers made their case to county voters.
The format offered all those seeking election or re-election as county supervisors and superintendent of education a chance to introduce themselves and answer questions posed by a six-member panel.
The panel included Rev. Fullilove; Pastor Evelyn Hubbard of Commerce Boulevard Christian Church in Robinsonville; Dolly Hudson of Dundee; Betty Jo Dulaney, Tunica Literacy Council; Kerry Temple, First Security Bank; and this reporter. Neketta Dean served as the debate moderator.

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