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

Battle with cancer drives Dunaway to fight back

AUTHOR’S NOTE: My first assignment as a freelance writer for The Tunica Times was to write a story about the Relay for Life that’s coming up Friday, August 27. So I sent a list of thought provoking questions to Linda Dunaway, who is still in the fight of her life, and I was so taken by her own words I didn’t change a thing. I hope they mean as much to you as they did to me.

When the doctor walked into the recovery room in May of 2007, I knew before he spoke that my world at that moment would never be the same.
I truly can’t remember my first reaction at that moment, my focus immediately was on my husband.  As I looked at Joe I could see all the fear and bad memories racing through his mind of his mother’s painful battle with cancer.  It was then that I knew I had to do everything I could to battle this disease.  
Telling the children was the hardest part; they had the same look and the fear and shock in their faces, and this was harder for me than all of the treatments I went through.  All I knew at that time was I never wanted to see that pain in their faces again.


Pipe plant project undergoes changes

A string of items related to the Schulz project monopolized a special meeting called by the Board of Supervisors on Aug. 6.
During executive session, supervisors voted to terminate the county’s contract with Graycor Harrell, who were hired as general contractors for construction of the multi-million dollar manufacturing facility. Board attorney Andy Dulaney said the next company on the short list of potentials would be awarded the job. H & M Company of Memphis was next in line from the list of selectees reviewed and scored by a committee appointed by the Board of Supervisors. H & M has had charge over projects throughout the United States. Twenty-one companies submitted proposals for the job.

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Relay on the River has room for everyone

With just under two weeks to go,  Relay For Life officials want the community to know there’s still time to get involved.
Relay on the River benefitting the American Cancer Society will be held August 27 in Rivergate Park from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
“Tunica County hosted a Relay For Life for years, but it died out here for a time. This is the second year since we’ve regrouped and reorganized. Last year was awesome and we know this year can be even better with the community’s help,” Relay For Life Event Chairman Meg Coker said.
Coker said there are a variety of ways to get involved, from ribbons of support to starting a team.

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SO ‘swats’ suspect in Fri. arrest

Sheriff’s deputies, Town of Tunica police and a DeSoto County police helicopter converged at the intersection of School Street and Academy Drive about mid-afternoon last Friday, after a suspect eluded a joint TCSO/Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics operation at a home in White Oak.

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