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

Betty Jo Dulaney named Community Foundation’s 2014 Woman of the Year

The 15th Crystal Ball will provide the backdrop to honor four outstanding Community Stars of Northwest Mississippi.  These regional Community Stars will be honored along with the gala’s Star of Hope, Marty Stuart, the five-time Grammy winner who conceived and was instrumental in creating the Country Music Trail throughout Mississippi.

Betty Jo Dulaney of Tunica is the Margaret Maddox Woman of the Year. She has 20 years of volunteer service in making a difference in improving education for individuals and families in Tunica County.  Betty Jo has helped people learn to read and/or improve their reading skills through her leadership at the Tunica County Literacy Council.  She broke away from the usual concept of a literacy council and expanded the services to ages birth through kindergarten.  Because of her work with these young children, the 2014 School Readiness Test placed Tunica County the second highest ranking in the state of Mississippi.  The driving force for Betty Jo is to see former students who are successful and improving their lives. She has also served as district governor for the Rotary Club and on the board of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.

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Local businesses collect for Toys for Tots

Fred’s and Clayton Appliance collected Toys for Tot in December for the county Community Affairs Department toy drive.

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Faces of 2014

Happy New Year!

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Engineer to assess Nickson Apts

Just before Santa made his mad dash to town, the Town of Tunica held a special meeting to discuss two items.

On Dec. 23, the Board of Aldermen opted to retain the services of Point One Strategies to monitor state legislative activity as it pertains to the Town of Tunica. Mayor Chuck Cariker said the next session begins in Jackson on Jan. 8. Last year, the Town employed Point One “to talk and work on our behalf” with state legislators.

Alderman Jack Graves said the town was in uncharted waters and needed to do everything to protect its interests.

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