Headlines – 3/1/2002

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 1, 2002

Panolian : March 1, 2002

For complete stories, pick up the 3/01  issue of The Panolian

Safety factor stressed
Artesian well to be closed
BATESVILLE – City workers have begun closing and filling in the artesian well that sits in downtown Batesville.

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The well, located on the Public Square, has been spilling rusty water onto the city streets for the past couple of years, said Alderwoman Bobbie Jean Pounders. 

Email hoax surfaces 
Bogus claim, says USPS 

BATESVILLE – A bogus email claiming the U.S. Postal Service will impose a surcharge on each email message delivered over the internet has been circulating in Panola County. 

The email message claims that a Congressman Schnell has introduced a bill called "federal bill 602p," which will allow the Postal Service to charge 5-cents for every email message delivered via the internet. 

BATESVILLE – A small group of dedicated residents gathered for the March of Dimes WalkAmerica kickoff breakfast held Tuesday, February 26, in the Kroger meeting room.

Representatives from local businesses, industries and organizations readied themselves for the March of Dimes WalkAmerica, which is set for Saturday, April 20, at 9 AM. The annual fundraiser will be held at the Factory Stores at Batesville.

NAP to reduce losses for producers 
The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) is designed to reduce losses due to natural disaster by a catastrophic loss for crops not covered by Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC).

Farm producers are encouraged to contact their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office to make an application to participate in NAP at least 30 days before planting.

The final date to file an application to participate and pay the service fee for the 2002 NAP is 30 days after the publication of the Federal Regulations covering 2002 NAP.

Producers will be notified as soon as the Federal Regulations are published. Producers are encouraged to apply now and not wait until the final date.

For more information, call the Batesville FSA office at 578-8045, ext. 2. 

Workshop on wills, estates set 
     A Wills and Estate Planning Workshop will be held Thursday, March 7, at North Panola High School at 6:30 PM. 
     The workshop, presented by Batesville attorney Bill McKenzie, is sponsored by North Delta Mississippi Enterprise Community. The workshop is free of charge and open to the public. 
     For further information, call the EC Office at 487-1968. 

Spanish classes to be held
     Beginner Spanish will be taught Thursday evenings for approximately two hours. 
     A start date has not been set. The course is free, but there is a $20 text book fee. 
     For more information and to register to attend, call Paula Herring at 563-1410. 

Boosters to meet Monday
     South Panola High School Band Boosters will meet Monday, March 4, in the Band Hall at 7 PM. All band boosters and those who wish to become band boosters are asked to attend.