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Good News You Can Use PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID PELAHATCHIE, MS PERMIT NO. 4 Pelahatchie News P.O. Box 771 Pelahatchie, MS 39145 INSIDE THIS ISSUE ERA wins History Bowl Championship - pg. 3 PES Beta Club recognized at state convention - pg. 12 April 2019 Volume 8 Issue 4 Pelahatchie, MS A Caring & Friendly Atmosphere Treating Children, Adults, and Seniors Cleanings • Fillings Extractions • Whitening Dentures • Crowns Root Canals • Implants and More Pelahatchie churches sponsor Community Easter Egg Hunt The Pelahatchie Safe Room is now open to provide shelter from dangerous weather, according to Mayor Ryshon- da Beechem. The maintenance chief, police station and City Hall have keys. There had been a delay due to an in- crease in cost of a lift-station for the restrooms. Those restrooms are now open for those who use the park. The storm shelter is a 3,536 sq. ft. fa- cility that can hold up to 612 people. There are still things to be done, like outside signage, but it is ready when needed, according to the Mayor. She met with Sheriff’s deputies in March to discuss painting the inside, and she said that a stove is also needed. There is a refrigerator there. She also men- tioned writing a grant to get a televi- sion for the emergency shelter. The Mayor said that plans are to lease the facility for birthday parties, family reunions, church-affiliated events and baby showers in the future. It will be another form of funding for the Town. A price list will be available once ap- proved by the Board of Aldermen. The Safe Room also has a conces- sion stand that will be used at sporting events this summer and fall. Currently, Milltown Park has two baseball fields ready to use, a third needing netting, and a fourth needs to be built. Quotes are needed for irrigation, lighting, and building for the fourth field. Pelahatchie High School uses the main field for their baseball games, but no one under age 13 is allowed to play on that field. The school put forth a lot of time and money to get that field ready, according to the Mayor. She said that a park director is needed to manage events at the park. Anyone interested in volunteering should con- tact the Mayor at 601-507-6365. To find out more about reserving the Safe Room, contact City Hall at 601-854-5224. By Susie A. Wolfe Special to Pelahatchie News Safe Room, restrooms open at Milltown Park Photos by Rod Beechem The newly opened safe room built for shelter during bad weather will also be available for rent for parties and events. The safe room is located at Milltown Park. Since the Pelahatchie Board of Aldermen did not vote to sponsor the Town’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, local churches have stepped up to coordinate a Community Easter Egg Hunt at Milltown Park on Sat- urday, April 20. A number of groups are coming together to provide more than 3,000 Easter Eggs for the event. Pelahatchie Community Easter Egg Hunt Milltown Park Easter Bunny • Prizes Cotton Candy • Inflatables Games & More April 20, 2019, 10 a.m. Citizen Police Academy inApril The Town of Pelahatchie and the Pelahatchie Police Department (PPD) will hold the first Citizen Police Acad- emy Monday-Friday, April 22-26, from 6-8 p.m. nightly to educate the community on how the PPD works day-to-day. We are limiting the first class to the first 25 Pelahatchie citizens who want to participate, so complete an applica- tion at the Police Station to learn about what’s happening in the community and nationwide. The deadline for sub- missions is April 12. We will have a canine demonstra- tion and talk about narcotics investi- gations, crime prevention, the court system, dispatch, chaplain’s program, and basic first aid certification. Each participant will also ride along with an officer for four hours, hopefully before the class. This is a tool proven effective in bridging the gap between the commu- nity and law enforcement. I’m excited that we have a number of registrants already. By Police Chief Joseph Daughtry Special to Pelahatchie News