Salvation Army to host Mullet Bowl, Halloween events this weekend

The Salvation Army Yankie Stadium will be alive with football activity with a lineup of two events on Saturday.

Yankie Stadium will be the host of the Sectional NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Trials for the Gulf Coast Region at 9 a.m., followed by the Annual Mullet Bowl.

The PP&K event, which is free for spectators, will feature athletes who have advanced to the sectionals competition.

The annual Mullet Bowl is a long-established Pee-Wee All-Star Football game that dates back 30 years ago at Yankie Stadium. The game matches the 11- and 12-year-old All Star team from the Biloxi Recreation League versus the team representing the D’Iberville Recreation League. The game is scheduled for 11 a.m.. Admission to the Mullet Bowl is $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 7-18 years of age, children 6 years and under are free.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., R.J.’s Boo Bash will be held at the Salvation Army Kroc Center. Among the activities: Trunk or Treating, Thriller Dance It Out, costume contest and more. The family event has a $1 admission fee.

Then at 2 p.m., the Lynn Meadows Performing Arts Group WINGS will present “A Year with Frog and Toad” at the Kroc Center. Tickets are $7 for Kroc members and $10 for potential members. The performance will take place in the Kroc Center Chapel and Performing Arts Theatre.

Elsewhere this weekend: For a look at the overall entertainment lineup this weekend — including concerts, fairs, festivals and Surge hockey — click here.

Cemetery tour to spotlight Biloxi’s war veterans through the years

This year’s Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour, which takes place Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m., will be themed “Honoring our Heroes,” celebrating the lives of Biloxians who participated in conflicts from the War of 1812 through the Vietnam War.

The free event is a self-guided, continuously performed affair, so attendees may arrive anytime between 4 and 7 to see all eight re-enactments. An opening ceremony will take place at 4 p.m., followed by graveside re-enactors garbed in period costumes. The actors include Biloxi Little Theater and area high school students.

Those portrayed this year are Lt. John Nixon and his daughter, Pinkey (War of 1812, Battle of New Orleans); Charles Albert Bessey and his daughter, Lorena (The Indian Wars); Henri Eugene Tiblier (Civil War); Francis Crofton Duncan, (Spanish American War); Lyman C. Bradford (World War I); John Narcise, (Korean War); Julius J. Sablich III (WWII); and Timothy O’Dell, (Vietnam War).

Those attending the tour should park at the Biloxi Elks Lodge, immediately west of the cemetery, and enter the cemetery by either its south or north gates.

Details: Biloxi Main Street, (228) 435-6339 or

‘Haunted’ book signing is Monday at Visitors Center

Author and avid ghost hunter Bud Steed leads a haunted journey with stops in Pascagoula, Biloxi, Gulfport, Waveland and all points in between during a book signing on Monday at the Biloxi Visitors Center.

Steed will be signing copies of “Haunted Mississippi Gulf Coast” Monday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Council seeks input on proposed ward lines

The Biloxi City Council will hold its final scheduled hearing on Tuesday afternoon to hear public input on the proposed boundaries for Biloxi’s seven wards.

Councilmembers will be elected from those seven wards in the 2013 municipal elections.

The public hearing will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall. A previous hearing, on Oct. 16, generated no public input.

The council is seeking input on three maps, known as Plan 5, Plan 6 and Plan 7.

— To see the Plan 5 map,
click here.

— To see the Plan 6 map,
click here.

— To see the Plan 7 map,
click here.

Incidentally, the current ward lines were drawn in 2004 and are based on the city’s population as reflected in Census 2000. To see those pre-Katrina lines, which were used in municipal elections for 2005 and 2009, click here.

Have a minute? Take this online survey about the hazards you face

The City of Biloxi is seeking public input to help update its Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The plan identifies and assesses the risks from natural hazards faced by the community and how to best minimize or manage those risks. Having an updated hazard mitigation plan is necessary to qualify for federal mitigation funds.

As part of the update, Biloxi residents are being asked to take part in a 10-question, anonymous survey online.

The questions ask respondents to identify and assess hazards you face in your neighborhood.

To take the survey, click here.

News and notes

Indians finale: The Biloxi Indians will honor high school seniors this evening during their final home game of the football season. To read more about the game, click here.

Community party: The city’s Police, Fire and Parks & Recreation departments will present the annual Biloxi Community Festival Against Crime on Saturday, Nov. 3 from noon to 4 on the Town Green. To print a flier about the free event,
click here.

Blake Terrell fund: Pentecostals of the Gulf Coast have established a fund to help the family of Blake Terrell, the youth who was struck by a vehicle and killed on U.S. 90. Donations may be mailed to Pentecostals of the Gulf Coast, 1907 Popp’s Ferry Road, Biloxi, MS 39532, or delivered to Charter Bank branches in Biloxi, Gulfport, Ocean Springs or Pascagoula. Make check or money order payable to: PGC fbo Blake Terrell Family.