Pelahatchie News

Pelahatchie Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) now has a new state-of- the-art tanker fire truck that was designed by Fire Chief Karl VanHorn and his crew of 25 volunteers. VanHorn wrote a FEMA grant to get the $310,369 tanker where the Town of Pelahatchie contributed $17,000 toward the pur- chase. "This custom-designed tanker fits our needs as a rural community where we often fight fires in the county with- out ready access to water," said Van- Horn. "We chose the eagle image for the truck as a dedication to the Town and the community." The tanker has the most advanced features available and a capacity to hold 3,000 gallons of water. It is also equipped with a 750 gallons per min- ute pump that will allow it to approx- imately 27 minutes flowing at 110 gallons per minute. This dump-and-go tanker will help the VFD to maintain its Class 6 rating and fight fires in the county much better, according to VanHorn, who has been in fire service for 28 years. The VFD has two other trucks and a rescuer in service at this time. VanHorn went to Laverne, Minne- sota at the end of July to pick up the truck and drive it the 1,300 miles back to Pelahatchie. Good News You Can Use Schedule of events: September 8, 2018, 10 a.m. Opening Ceremony Welcome - Mayor Ryshonda Beechem Invocation - Pastor Beth Feisel Flag Presentation - Pelahatchie ROTC Pledge of Allegiance - PHS ROTC National Anthem - Hanna Caldwell 10:45-11:45 - Introducing the Miss Muscadine Jubilee 2018 Winners & Crossroads Christian Band 12:00-12:20 - 2018 Celebrity Muscadine Stomp 12:30-1:00 - Political Candidates Speaking 1:00-1:30 - Set up for The Last Minute Band 1:30-2:30 - The Last Minute Band 2:30-3:00 - Set up for Lari Johnson 3:00-4:15 - Lari Johnson & Band PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID PELAHATCHIE, MS PERMIT NO. 4 Pelahatchie News P.O. Box 771 Pelahatchie, MS 39145 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Recycling available in Pelahatchie - pg. 3 Robinson named Special Olympics' Coach of the Year - pg. 16 September 2018 Volume 7 Issue 9 Pelahatchie, MS A Caring & Friendly Atmosphere Treating Children, Adults, and Seniors Cleanings • Fillings Extractions • Whitening Dentures • Crowns Root Canals • Implants and More Thirty-eighth Annual Muscadine Jubilee features a variety of music The thirty-eighth annual Muscadine Jubilee will feature vocalist Lari John- son, the Cross Roads Baptist Church Praise Team and the Last Minute Band providing a variety of types of music including pop, rock, R&B, gospel, con- temporary christian, blues, jazz, EDM, and Country Music. Lari Johnson is this year’s headliner. Johnson, a Mississippi native, has per- formed as a solo artist with the BB King Allstar Band and as the lead singer of the Mississippi Mass Choir. Recently, he served as background vocalist for R&B singer Monica and was on The Jimmy Kimmel Show with her on Valen- tine’s Day. He began singing in church at age ten. He would bring audiences to their feet with his soulful voice and passion By Susie A. Wolfe Photos special to Pelahatchie News VFD gets custom fire truck Photo by Pelahatchie News Susie A. Wolfe The new state-of-the-art fire tanker is now in service for Pela- hatchie and the surrounding community. It holds 3,000 gallons of water, twice the capacity of the current trucks. Lari Johnson (top left), solo artist and lead singer with the Mississippi Mass Choir, is headlining the September 8 Muscadine Jubilee in Downtown Pelahatchie. Entertainment also in- cludes the Cross Roads BC Praise Team (top right), and the Last Minute Band (bottom). Activities are sched- uled from 10-4. continued on page 2 Duke’s now Boo’s Smokehouse BBQ Boo Baker purchased Duke’s Steak- house in February of 2017. He kept the menu the same but added some of his bar-b-que from his Smokehouse Bar- B-Que restaurant on Highway 471 in Brandon that he has operated for 14 years. "People know both restaurants have good food," said Baker. "I sometimes see someone at Smokehouse at lunch and at Duke’s at dinner." "We wanted to establish our name here," said Baker, "and incorporate more Smokehouse items to the menu like the ribeye steak sandwich, home- made desserts like banana and bread pudding, and fried ribs. We also have started using US Choice Black Angus for our steaks." Baker is a native Rankin Countian who got in the restaurant business 42 years ago. His Smokehouse Bar-B- Que restaurant on Highway 471 is built where his grandfather’s house used to be before it was destroyed by the 1966 Candlestick tornado. "We still have Rankin County’s best steak and great food at a reasonable price," he said. "Folks like that we are open for Sunday lunch. Look for a new menu for our cafeteria line." By Susie A. Wolfe Special to Pelahatchie News