Tickets for Friday’s playoff game now on sale

The Biloxi Indians, Region VI 6A high school football champs after last week’s 20-17 victory over Gulfport, will host Hattiesburg in a playoff game Friday night at 7.

Tickets are on sale at the main office at Biloxi Junior High School, which is on Father Ryan Avenue; or in the Athletic Office, which is at the football stadium on the Biloxi High School campus. All tickets are $7, a price set by the Mississippi High School Activities Association.

All tickets are general admission, but buying your ticket before arriving at the stadium means you can avoid time-consuming lines at the ticket windows.

These playoff tickets can be picked up between 7:30 and 11:30 a.m., and between 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. through Friday. Tickets also will be on sale in the high school cafeteria during the lunch periods on Friday.

Mississippi High School Activities Association passes are the only passes accepted. No Big Red or district passes, nor faculty or student IDs will be accepted.

The sports calendar: For a look at the Biloxi Public Schools athletics calendar, click here.

Fish on! It’s the SKA Nationals, live from Point Cadet

Nearly 200 boats from Gulf Coast states and the Carolinas and Georgia are in town for the Southern Kingfish Association, being staged from Point Cadet Marina and the Isle Casino Resort.

The SKA is the largest king mackerel fishing organization in the world and is offering as much as $100,000 to the team eclipsing the 2009 king mackerel record of 74.1 pounds.

The championship is set for Friday and Saturday. Weigh-ins are open to the public.

To read more about the SKA, courtesy of the Nationals website, click here.

Elsewhere this weekend: For a detailed look at this weekend’s entertainment lineup — which includes the Ron Meyers Christmas City Arts and Craft Show at the Coliseum, “Dial M for Murder” at Center Stage, and a host of other events —
click here.

This month’s community calendar: For a look community events taking place in November, click here.

A day for the veterans, with parades and Ohr tours

The Gulf Coast Veterans Parade, which alternates between Biloxi, Gulfport and D’Iberville each year, will be held in D’Iberville on Saturday.

The procession begins at 11 a.m. at Popp’s Ferry Road and Automall Parkway, proceeds south on Automall Parkway, to Central and ends at the D’Iberville Town Green.

Grand Marshal Albert “Al” Balius will highlight a parade of modern and vintage military vehicles and personnel, marching bands and units representing NASA and Stennis Space Center.

For more on the parade, courtesy of the Veterans parade web site, click here.

Ohr salute: Veterans with military ID will be admitted for free to the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art on Veterans Day. To see what awaits you, click here.

News and notes

Closed for business: Public Works crews today are expected to close fire hydrants near the Bay Vista water tower in west Biloxi. Several hydrants have been open for months, while the million-gallon elevated tank was refurbished. For background on why you may see open fire hydrants from time to time in Biloxi, click here. For background on the work on the water tanks and $11 million in other city work, click here.

Shrimp boats a’ comin’: Port Division Manager Frankie Duggan reports that repairs at the commercial harbor south of the Hard Rock means that shrimp boats — and shrimp sales — will be at the western end of Point Cadet Marina beginning mid-week. Latest timeline on the multi-million-dollar upgrades at the commercial harbor see work ending in May.

Snaps in time: To see more than hundred photographs from the public safety neighborhood festival conducted Saturday on the Town Green, click here.

Webcasting: Meghan Calhoun, director of public relations and memebership at the Kroc Center, gives the latest on the center in this week’s City Desk webcast. To listen to the 20-minute program, click here.

Council meeting: The Biloxi City Council will meet Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at City Hall. To see the agenda and supporting documents for thge public meeting, click here.

Veterans Day holiday: Non-emergency Biloxi municipal offices will be closed on Friday in observance of Vetarans Day.