Public, town talk water
Citizens’ questions got answers during a public hearing on proposed water rate changes on June 17.
Mayor Chuck Cariker thanked people for attending to express their concerns and share their opinions. Cariker said the move to change water and sewer rates stemmed from a 2009 Attorney General’s opinion stating that municipalities can not charge any less than what it costs to operate their water systems.
“This administration and the previous administration have been working to come up with a way to bring us into compliance with that,” Cariker said, noting that the town has been supplementing the system’s operating costs by $600,000 to $700,000 a year.
Norwood savors life in Cafe’ Marie kitchen
New Cafe’ Marie chef Walt Norwood may eat “mostly junk” at home, but on the job, he’s a stickler for detail.
In the two months since he took over the Marie’s kitchen, Norwood has put in place new lunch and dinner menus that he calls eclectic–and they are going to get more so as time goes by.
“We’ll have seasonal menus that change every quarter,” Norwood said, although a few standards such as his signature She Crab Soup, Rector’s Pasta, filets and Frangelico creme brulee will be available year round.
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.
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