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Midway Marina, Inc. · PO B 308 · Fulton, MS 38843 · · 662 662--862 862--7306. March 2010

RELAY FOR LIFE LOCAL ACTIVITIES Saturday’s Kite Flying Contest was the perfect day in all ways. The wind was up, the sun was out and so were over 30 participants. Bob O’dell won the highest flying kite and the biggest kite. Leo Roeske got first place for the best homemade kite. Ten children and about 21 adults took part. Each child was presented a ribbon for participating. At the social hour which followed the contest, all agreed that we should definitely have more get-togethers like this one. Many thanks to Cherry, Monica and Ray! UPCOMING EVENTS AT OUR LOCAL COLLEGE Saturday, March 5, Concert, Davis Events Center, ICC, for the Regional Rehabilitation Center, featuring Rhonda Vincent, Paul Williams and the Victory Trio, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Dailey and Vincent and the Primitive Quartet. Doors open at 2, concert 3 until 10. Reserved Seats $20, general admission, $15. Buffet Meal from 5 until 6, adults $10, children under 12, $5. Tickets available at the Regional Rehabilitation Center in Tupelo, Unity Broadcasting, Davis Ford and Itawamba Community College. Currently Running through March 23, Old Capitol Exhibit, Itawamba Community College Learning Resource Center, periodical room. This exhibit focuses on “Mississippi’s Greatest Treasure: The Old Capitol," an exhibit focusing on Mississippi's most historic building. There is no charge for admission. The hours are Monday-Thursday, 8 am to 9 pm; Friday, 8 to 4:30 pm. and Sunday, 4-8 pm. For more information, contact Dr. Glenda Segars, director of Library Services, at (662) 862-8383.

Social Hour, March 27 By the time the last Saturday of month arrives, it’s easy to forget so please mark your calendar. Bring a snack to share and your own drink. See you there!

Happy Birthday! 3/3 Earline Nelson 3/5 Don Kress 3/5 Debra Blagburn 3/5 Cecilia Bassford 3/20 Marie Kress 3/27 Pat Walters

All proceeds from the following events go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, contact ICDC at 662-862-4571 or

Thursday, March 4, 2010, Inside Yard and Bake Sale, Walnut Grove Church, 1906 S Adams St., 7 to 10 am. Saturday, March 6, Yard Sale, Calvary Baptist Church, 501 West Main Street, from 6 am until noon. Contact Patricia Coker, 662-585-3837 or 662401-6659. Saturday, March 20, Easter Egg Hunt, Whitten Historical Center, 10 am to 1, $5 includes photo with the Easter Bunny and admission to the hunt, prizes and games. For more information call 862-7160, Ext. 101. Wednesday, March 24, Lunch, at the old Artesian Restaurant, sponsored by Team Itawamba Courthouse. 11- 12:30, $7 per plate. Call 662-862-3511 for directions. Monday, March 29, Battle of the Bands, W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center, ICC, from 7 pm to 10 pm, $2 per person. Audience will be voting for $1 per vote. Band entry is $10. All entries must be received by March 12. See band applications for guidelines. For more information contact Heather McCormick at 662-862-8191.

TUPELO SYMPHONY COMES TO FULTON! Sunday, March 28, Cartoon Classics with Symphonic Sounds, Davis Event Center, ICC, 3 pm. This year is the 38th season of the Tupelo Symphony Orchestra. The concert is sponsored by the Symphony Society of Itawamba, a project of Itawamba FIRST Foundation. Individual tickets are $10 and family tickets are $25. Purchase from local Itawamba County schools, Fulton City Hall, the ICDC office and many local businesses.

Proof of Insurance If you haven’t already had your agent send proof of your boat insurance to our office, please make it a priority. If you don’t have insurance, we can give you recommendations 662-862-7306

Immediate Action You will be seeing the local firefighters coming to the marina soon to plan and implement a new fire plan. We will try to send an email to you in advance of their visit.

Since we have experienced a fire and that is on our minds, this is a good time to share the following points. The Alabama Marine Police had these published right after a boat fire at the fuel dock by Shoals Creek near Killen, Alabama. The fact that only one boat was involved here and no one was hurt is fortunate. Thank you to all of you who helped contain the fire.

HOW TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS AT THE FUEL DOCK • Tie the boat to the fuel dock. • Make sure fuel lines, connections and vents are in good shape. • Turn off anything that can cause a spark, such as engines, fans and electrical equipment, and don’t smoke or strike a match while fueling. • Shut off fuel valves and extinguish open flames such as galley stoves and pilot lights. • Close windows and other openings so fumes can’t enter the boat. • Keep a fire extinguisher within reach. • Avoid static sparks by keeping the fuel-pump hose nozzle in contact with the tank opening. • Avoid spilling fuel outside the tank. • Leave some room in the tank for fuel to expand. • When finished fueling, put the cap on tightly. • Wipe any spilled fuel and properly dispose of used paper towels or rags on shore. • Open windows, ports and other openings. • If your boat has an exhaust blower, turn it on for at least four minutes before starting the engine. Also, use your nose — sniff for vapors. Have passengers leave the boat before fueling, and return only after the engine has been started after fueling. Source: Alabama Marine Police

WELCOME TO OUR NEW BOATERS! Donna Criswell and Trish Bates are on B Dock. On March 6 at 10 am, a special program on Female Firefighters in the National Park Service will be provided at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. Join a National Park Ranger to learn how she helps to prevent and put out wildfires. Try on authentic fire fighting clothing. Also try your hand at using several different fire fighting tools and have your picture taken as a fire fighter! 662-680-4027 or 1-800-305-7417 or Waterfront Restaurant workers really appreciate our patronage. We are fortunate to have such a good restaurant within a short walking distance from the docks. They are open from 4 pm until about 8:30 Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. They serve cafeteria style on Sundays from 11 am until about 1 or 2 pm. Midway Marine supplies many items you need for your boat in their Ships’ Store. Call them for any type of service or repair you may need. Their phone number is 662-862-7711. Most speciality items can be received in 24 hours. They are located off Peppertown Exit 101, Highway 78, Fulton, MS. /

Thank you very much for contributing your stories and poems about boating experiences. This newsletter has a large coverage. It’s amazing how many look forward to receiving it. They especially enjoy your stories. We will publish each story that you send. You will also receive a small token of appreciation. IMPORTANT!!!!

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Social Hour, March 27 Proof of Insurance All proceeds from the following events go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, con...