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

Recreation complex takes aim against obesity, sedentary lifestyles

Historically, Delta residents have topped the list for heart disease, diabetes and a variety of serious health conditions. Fortunately, locals have a triple threat they can turn to for help in getting and staying healthy.

The Health and Wellness Pavilion, the Aquatic Complex and the G.W. Henderson Recreation Center offer something for everyone. All three facilities are located at 1165 Abbay Drive and open Monday through Saturday.

The Health and Wellness Pavilion sits at the heart of the campus, offering a variety of fitness equipment from weights to elliptical trainers and treadmills. Walkers and joggers can utilize the indoor track or enjoy some fresh air on the outside track. Individuals can sign up for personal training, play racquetball and visit the aerobics room, which is home to several specialized exercise classes.

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FEMA opens center to aid March flood victims

When over 12 inches of rain fell in Tunica County in five days’ time from March 8-13, almost 100 residences along Verner Road, near Dubbs and Dundee, around the town of Tunica and other areas were directly affected.

Now, Tunica County has been included in a federal disaster declaration, making homeowners, renters and businesses eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Mississippi Emergency Management, the Small Business Administration and other agencies. On Saturday, a local Disaster Recovery Center opened at the G.W. Henderson, Sr. Recreation Center on Abbay Road. Officials are manning the DRC to assist with new applications for assistance or to help expedite applications that are already in the works.

“We’re here to walk people through the process,” said one official this week.

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Shoppers flock to Spring Fling

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Town starts bid process on projects


Mosquitoes, meters and many things in between have garnered the attention of the Board of Aldermen in recent weeks.

On March 15, town officials discussed the hiring of an aerial flying service for mosquito control. Boyle Flying Service, doing business as Advanced Mosquito Control, asked town officials to sign an authorization form for the Federal Aviation Administration allowing them to apply chemicals by air. The authorization request did not obligate the town to hire Boyle.

Alderman Jack Graves moved to allow Mayor Chuck Cariker to sign the authorization request if the town decided to hire Boyle. Graves’s motion was unanimously approved.

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