Farmers get program details from USDA’s Harden deputy secretary
With deadlines just months away, farmers learned more about upcoming choices they must make as part of the 2014 Farm Bill. And the information came straight from Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden, who on Monday made her second trip to Tunica County this year.
Harden spoke to farmers from two counties in North Mississippi who had gathered at the Tunica Museum on Sept. 29. She also toured Battle Fish Farms to see and hear firsthand about challenges still facing that industry.
But the focus of the trip was that looming choice between Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).
Citizens pack tax hearing
No printed copies of the Fiscal Year 2015 budget. No explanation of the proposed tax increase. No hearing listed as an agenda item. A rant by one supervisor. An assertion by another that the county general fund is in the red $7 million. The county administrator stating that he still needs another accountant in his department, plus an analyst. Supervisors exploring the possibility of requesting proposals for energy consultants, bond underwriters, and event facility operators.
All these and more happened Tuesday night at the Board’s regular end of the month meeting and combination tax increase hearing.
Fighting to end Alzheimer's
Tunica County Community Affairs’ Debra Harris (second from left) presents a $1,200 check to the National Alzheimer’s Association at the conclusion of a 5K Run/Walk last Saturday at the Health & Wellness Pavilion.
Warriors Center aiming to transform lives
A battle has erupted in North Mississippi that is leading near-defeated men to new lives of victory.
John Edmonds, Missions Pastor at Lifepoint Church Tunica, is leading the fight through Warriors Center North MS, where six men have already began the faith-based residential program aimed at transitioning their lives from addiction to spiritual freedom, homelessness to self-sufficiency, and outcast to family reconciliation, he said.
“By the time they are finished, they are productive citizens. They know their addictions. They know what to stay away from,” Edmonds said.
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