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.
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.
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.”
Use caution to prevent thefts
Tunica Police Chief Richard Veazey is cautioning local residents not to leave valuables in their vehicles, in the wake of two recent incidents.
Veazey said car windows had been broken out and contents stolen twice in the past two weeks, both while cars were parked near the town’s walking park.
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