Tunica native prepares to take on Ole Man River
Elizabeth Long, also known as Catfish Lil, is preparing to swim the mighty Mississippi River on Sept. 4.
Others may have gone before her, but Long has a special condition that makes this effort even more difficult than swimming against one of the strongest currents on earth. She has pulmonary hypertension, which is a condition that robs its victims of their very breath.
Regardless, Long is training and preparing herself for this journey and not for herself or even to bring awareness of her illness. Read more
Participants in the Southern Belle Snaffle Bit Futurity prepare for their time in front of the judges during the four day event hosted by the Paul Battle Arena. The competition included Hunter, Breeder, Western Riding and Western Please classes. The Southern Belle Snaffle Bit Futurity has been held in Tunica for several years.
Schulz project gets second wind
Work at the future home of Schulz Xtruded Products Inc. is soon to start up again, according to Economic Development Foundation Head Lyn Arnold.
Arnold said a slow down in dirt moving work was linked to the timing of grant funding. As more grant funds came in, more groundwork would be done.
“In the meantime, there’s been a lot of work behind the scenes,” Arnold told the Board of Supervisors on July 15.
Arnold said much of the equipment at the Robinsonville based facility will be custom built, and plans from Germany for that type of machinery were being translated into American units of measurement. Read more
Blessed relief for crops, town water system
A downpour Tuesday morning brought .65 inches of rain and gave farmers and town officials a slight reprieve from the heat and drought that were threatening to burn up crops and deplete the city water supply.
Through Monday, July 12, only .18 inches of rain had fallen throughout the month, following on the heels of an extremely hot and dry June.
Average high and low temperatures moderated somewhat in July, but combined with last month’s total rainfall of .48 inches, less than an inch of rain had fallen over the past six weeks before July 13’s rain.
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