Police cars headed to new homes
“You have the right to take your patrol car home” may have been read to town police officers following the Board of Aldermen meeting on Nov. 16.
Mayor Chuck Cariker introduced the topic for discussion, saying that currently two officers live in the city limits, two live in the county and four live outside of the county.
He then called on Police Chief Richard Veazey to offer his opinion.
Veazey said taking patrol cars home would keep the cars “newer longer.”
“If you assign everyone a car, they seem to take care of it better,” Veazey said.
BSA to honor Flowers
On December 9, the Chickasaw Council, Boy Scouts of America, will present the 2010 Distinguished Citizen Award to the Richard B. Flowers family of Tunica and Clarksdale.
The award was established by the Boy Scouts of America to recognize noteworthy and extraordinary leadership of citizens in communities across the United States. Organizers say that honoring distinguished citizenship delivers a message to our youth that character counts. The lives of distinguished citizens put into place guideposts that serve to inspire our youth to lead, to accept responsibility, and to care about principles and causes beyond self-interest.
This award has been given to four other Delta families, the S.E. Kossman Family of Cleveland, the M.P. Sturdivant Family of Glendora, the A.T. Janoush family of Cleveland, and the Jesse Brent family of Greenville.
The dinner will be held at the Clarksdale Country Club, with the reception at 6pm and the dinner at 7 pm. Dr. Mark Keenum, President of Mississippi State University will be the keynote speaker for the evening and will pay a special tribute to the family. The Flowers Family has a very strong scouting history. Mr. and Mrs. Flowers were very involved in Scouting as leaders and parents. Bowen Flowers and Mattson Flowers, both earned their Eagle Scout awards. Campbell Flowers Melton’s sons, Joseph and Garland are both Life Scouts in Troop 16 in Tunica.
Times seeks Santa letters
In the times before internet and smart phones, the only way to reach Santa Claus was by letter.
This year, The Tunica Times is launching an effort to go back to the good old days.
“In the weeks leading up to Christmas, we’d like to run some letters to Santa in the paper,” Times Managing Editor Meg Coker said. “Of course, once we’re finished with them, we’ll send them on to the North Pole.”
Coker said the initiative is open to all ages.
“Obviously, kids who can’t write yet maybe have to have some help from Mom and Dad and that’s okay,” Coker said. “We welcome anyone who wants to participate.
“They are welcome to put whatever is on their Christmas list in the letter plus anything else they want to add.”
All letters should include the writer’s name, age and where they are from and should be addressed to: Santa Claus c/o The Tunica Times, PO Box 308, Tunica MS 38676.
Coker hopes the response will be tremendous.
“This will be a great way to get in the spirit and we hope to get lots of wonderful letters to pass on,” Coker said.
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