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.
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.”
PROCLAMATION OF CTE MONTH
WHEREAS: February 1-28, 2012, has been designated Career and Technical Education Month by the Association for Career and Technical Education; and
WHEREAS: profound economic and technological changes in our society are rapidly reflected in the structure and nature of work, thereby placing new and additional responsibilities on our educational system; and
Town Tree Committee coming?
Trees, which have been a popular topic among residents for the last month, sprouted up on the Board of Aldermen’s agenda on Feb. 7.
Bob Barber, who was hired by the town as a consultant to the planning commission, said that body had heard a request from a citizen about cutting down a tree on their property. The tree is on the town’s right of way, but would interfere with the construction of a new home. Barber said resident Sterling Withers made the request and the Planning Commission recommended that he be allowed to proceed.
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