Headlines – 3/5/2002

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 5, 2002

Panolian : March 5, 2002

For complete stories, pick up the 03/05/02 issue of The Panolian

Mud Slide
The bridge on Eureka Rd. has been built, but the finishing touches may take just a bit longer. Signs previously blocking the road have been pulled out to the side and traffic is cautiously crossing the muddy area leading up to the new bridge. More gravel is expected to be put down on each side approaching the new bridge. Surfacing of the gravel areas will not begin until the gravel settles and the temperatures are warm enough to begin paving.

Marina project needs support
Contact developer to reserve slip
Staff Writer

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Put your money where your mouth is, says Sardis Lake Marina developer Jim Wardlow, with Skipper Marine, the company hoping to build the new marina.

Wardlow said when the marina was first proposed and talks began, several people paid their deposits on a slip at the marina. Since then, he added, the deposits have only trickled in.

Center carries $9.6 million price tag

BATESVILLE – The estimated construction cost of the proposed civic center forced city officials to consider their options for payment.

During a two-hour informal work session Thursday, February 28, the Batesville Board of Aldermen discussed funding options for the project, as well as how to repay the debt.

Financial consultant Demery Grubbs explained several ways a city could generate the money to fund the project.

Cast set for play, extras still needed
SARDIS – Panola Playhouse has set the cast for its upcoming play, "Walking Across Egypt."

The play, to be performed March 21 to March 24, will be made up of a cast from all over Panola County.

Como native Judy Sumner holds the lead role of Mattie Rigsbee.

The finalists of the Womanless Beauty Review court include (l to r) third runner up Du-Paul, first runner up Monica Michelle, Most Beautiful Kevinia May, second runner up, Lulu; and fourth runner up Eye Candy. 

The event was sponsored by the South Panola High School Risque Business Drama group as a fundraiser

Supporters encouraged to attend
     Northwest Emergency Children’s Home board of directors will meet Tuesday, March 19, at 2 p.m. at the Panola County Courthouse in Batesville. 
     All interested friends and supporters are encouraged to attend. 
     For more information about assisting the foster children of Panola County call Ollie Rice at 662-563-8795. 

Arts Council fundraiser to be held
     The Annual Fundraising Auction will be held Saturday, March 16, at 7 p.m. at the Art Center in Sardis. 
     The Northwest Delta Choral and Arts Council asks local businesses who have items to donate for the auction to call the Arts Council at 487-3565 and leave a message.

Relay for Life seeks walkers for event
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a unique concept that involves relay teams who takes turns walking, running or strolling around a track. 
     A party atmosphere prevails among team members camping out on the surrounding grounds during the entire event, enjoying music, food and camaraderie with each other, as well as other teams. 
     Many corporations describe the team-building relationship that occurs as similar to that of a retreat situation. 
     It also creates a unique sense of a community of people fighting for a common goal – eliminating cancer.
     Teams of 10 to 12 people, consisting of individuals representing families, corporations, clubs, organizations and neighborhoods, come together in a friendly competition to see who can raise the most money and have the most fun.