Pass Road drainage work set to begin

Motorists on Pass Road west of Eisenhower Drive have seen the barricades in place for a week now, and in the next day or so construction workers will be on the scene to begin a 60-day, $300,000 project to replace drainage boxes in the stretch of Pass Road between Eisenhower and Westview drives.

The barricades were put in place a week ahead of construction work in order for motorists to become accustomed to the lane shift. The work is west of the Goose Pointe subdivision.

City contractor Twin L is expected to have the work completed by mid-November, weather permitting.
See a diagram of the work site
See status of roadwork citywide


First Lady, Excel by 5 help create ‘Super Savers’

You’re never too young to learn about saving money, and Biloxi Excel by 5 and First Lady Deborah Bryant will help youngsters get in the spirit on Thursday morning with a program called “I am a Super Saver.”

The free program, which is open to children up to age 5, will begin at 10 a.m. in the auditorium at Lopez School, 140 St. John Ave. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Mrs. Bryant  will read the award-winning children’s book “Corduroy,” which tells the story of a young girl who uses money from her piggy bank to buy a teddy bear named, you guessed it, Corduroy.

Children also will receive a free copy of “Corduroy” autographed by the First Lady, as well as a themed snack, and a chance to decorate a piggy bank.

“Corduroy,” by the way, is a 1968 children’s book written and illustrated by Don Freeman, and published by Viking Press. In a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its “Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children.” It was one of the “Top 100 Picture Books” of all time in a 2012 poll by School Library Journal.

“I am a Super Saver” is being sponsored by Biloxi Excel By 5, Biloxi Schools, City of Biloxi, IP Casino Resort Spa, Community Bank, Blom’s Creative Signs and S&S Trophies and Awards.

Have questions or need more info? Contact Susan Hunt, Biloxi Excel By 5 Certification Manager, at 228-297-6808.


News and notes

Ward 3 meeting: Councilmember Dixie Newman will conduct a ward meeting on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center on Pass Road.

Fire benefit: The Biloxi Fire Department will be selling plate lunches on Friday to help defray medical costs for fire mechanic Allen Brindley. The $7 plates – pulled pork sandwich, potato salad and baked beans – will be sold at the West End Hose Co. No. 3, the Biloxi Fire Museum, on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drinks and desserts also will be available. To order in advance, call 435-6200. To print a flyer, click here.

Fireman’s Day weekend: Bought your ticket yet for the Fireman’s Ball, which takes place Friday, Sept. 18 at the Biloxi Civic Center. To see details, click here. Also, a host of vintage photos from Fireman’s Day parades through the years, has now been posted on the Biloxi Fire Department Facebook page. To take a trip through the years, and whet your appetite for this year’s Fireman’s Day Parade, which takes place Saturday, Sept. 19, click here.