Contest deadline approaches
The People’s Choice Awards, sponsored by The Tunica Times, returns for its 14th year with a challenge to the ladies.
Men who have won the cash drawing outnumber women seven to six, if you count the first year, when $100 was awarded instead of the now customary $500.
And men have won the drawing for the past four years, although the ladies had a streak of six going from the years 2000 through 2005.
Extreme heat, drought usher in summer
The first day of summer–Monday, June 21–wasn’t farmer friendly, according to Nolen Canon of Tunica County.
Many Delta planters are already pulling out polypipe and cranking up overhead sprinklers, adding early expense to their bottom line.
“No crop likes this heat,” said Extension Agent Anthony Bland, who was heading out to the fields to check conditions on the longest day of the year.
“The heat is definitely taking a toll,” Bland continued. “We’re seeing corn that’s burning up.”
From the ground up
Rates on tap for hearing
With water wells now pumping an average of 16 hours a day, officials for the town of Tunica are putting the next step in the people’s hands. The Mayor and Board of Alderman will host a public hearing on town water and sewer services on Thursday, June 17.
During the hearing, officials will seek input from the public on proposed changes to residential and commercial water and sewer rates. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the board room at town hall.
In previous meetings, the board has discussed tailoring rates in line with what the Tunica County Utility District charges. Rates range from $10 to $12 for residential water and sewer services. Commercial customers may pay between $12 and $300 for water and sewer.
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