Veterans parade to roll Saturday in Biloxi

A parade to commemorate Veterans Day will roll through downtown Biloxi on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.

The parade, scheduled to have more than a hundred units, will begin at Caillavet Street and Bayview Avenue, proceed south on Caillavet, turn east on Esters Boulevard, south on Lameuse Street to U.S. 90, and travel a block eastward to the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor, where it will disband.

To see a map of the route, click here.

Grand marshall of the parade will be veteran Ed Horstman of Biloxi, who earned six Purple Hearts. WLOX’s Jeff Lawson will serve as emcee at a reviewing stand that will be erested near City Hall on Lameuse Street.

To see photos of the 2006 parade in Biloxi,
click here.

City issues RFQ, seeks engineers for infrastructure work

The City of Biloxi is inviting engineering firms to respond to a “Request for Qualifications” for the design of projects involved in the city’s $355 million infrastructure work.

“We’re getting calls from dozens of firms from throughout the state and region,” said City Engineer Damon Torricelli. “What we’re doing at this point is asking for background information and qualifications on all of the firms interested in taking part in this project. After the review process, we’ll look at how we’ll break up the work.”

Deadline for submissions is Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. CST.

To read the 35-page RFQ, which explains the submittal process and includes maps of project areas, click here.

Volunteers begin drive for Thanksgiving meals

The Harrison County Volunteers to Feed the Needy have begun their 2008 drive to deliver hot meals to the homes of those less fortunate on Thanksgiving Day.

The names of anyone in need of a meal on
Thanksgiving Day are currently being accepted.

To request meals please call one of the following numbers:

— Biloxi Police Department (Ms. Ross) 435-6133

— D’Iberville Police (Christy) 396-4252

— Gulfport Police 868-5703

— Harrison County 896-0606

Meals can be picked up or delivered for needy families that live in the Harrison County area.

The deadline to request Thanksgiving meals is November 24, 2008.

If you’d like to participate by preparing, packaging or delivering meals, report to the Bayou View Middle School cafeteria,
212 43rd Street, Gulfport, on Nov. 27 at 9 a.m. to help package meals or 10:30 a.m. to help deliver meals.

Donations to help make this a
good Thanksgiving for those who
may be less fortunate can be mailed to
Harrison County Volunteers to Feed the Needy,
10451 Larkin Smith Drive,
Gulfport, MS 39503.

News and notes

Council schedule: The lineup of scheduled City Council meetings for the remainder of the year: Nov. 18 and 25, and Dec. 2, 16 and 30. The meetings, all on Tuesdays, begin at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall, and are open to the public.

Cemetery photos: To see more than 80 photographs from the cemetery tour last week, click here.

Walkin’ the bridge: The Main Street groups of Biloxi and Ocean Springs will host “Let’s Go Walkin’ Main Street” on the Biloxi Bay Bridge on Saturday. Walking begins at 9 a.m., and the first 100 walkers will receive free T-shirts to commemorate the event.