Local family is raising melanoma awareness
Though it did not appear to be anything serious, Norma Leigh Perry decided to have a nagging mole removed when she was 19. What she discovered in the process changed her life forever.
After the mole was removed, her doctor sent it to a laboratory for testing, Perry recalled.
“It came back as melanoma,” Perry said.
Subsequently, Perry said she endured many visits to the doctor and surgery but came out cancer free in a short period of time.
A couple of years later, she married Chris Perry, who had been her beau of six years. They’ll celebrate their 21st anniversary in November, Chris said. In those two decades, the couple has been fortunate enough to have three children: Sallie, 18; LeEllen, 17; and Ethan, 15.
Times serving as drop off for Batesville Elementary relief effort
The Tunica Times office at 986 Magnolia Street in Tunica is
serving as a collection point for school supplies for Batesville
Elementary School, which suffered a devastating fire last weekend.
Items that teachers need in their classrooms would be appreciated. There is a list of books needed for the students at this web site:
First Security Bank has established an account to receive donations
at any First Security Bank branch or by mail to First Security Bank, Attn: Tracy Goforth, P.O. Box 690, Batesville, MS 38606, payable
to First Security Bank FBO BES Teachers.
Supes hire Tisdell as Board attorney
County supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday, July 8, to hire David L. Tisdell of Tunica as attorney to the Board, to replace the late Ellis Pittman, who was shot and killed on June 26 in Clarksdale.
The Board came out of executive session, and Chancery Clerk Rechelle Siggers announced the action taken during the closed session. Siggers said there would be a 90 day transition period for Tisdell to take over from Pittman Law Office associates Melvin Miller and Ja’Nekia Barton, who had been serving in Ellis Pittman’s stead at meetings on June 30, July 6, and July 8.
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TCUD gets co. funding
Supervisors agreed Monday to give the Tunica County Utility District $100,000 to help the district catch up on outstanding bills. But the county purse comes with strings attached: TCUD will have to take up monthly loan payments to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality that the county had previously been paying on the utility’s behalf.
County administrator Michael Thompson recommended that course of action, after meeting with TCUD commissioners on June 28.
The county board delayed action on TCUD’s request for funds at its June 30 meeting and asked for more information from the district.
In a letter to Board president James Dunn dated June 30, TCUD chairman Beatrice Peace cited “a significant drop in revenue” as the source of TCUD’s current financial crisis.
“In fiscal year 2008, TCUD’s budgeted revenues were $3,536,500,” Peace wrote. “The budgeted revenues for TCUD’s fiscal year 2015 are $2,457,131.25.
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