A Caring & Friendly Atmosphere Treating Children, Adults, and Seniors Cleanings • Fillings Extractions • Whitening Dentures • Crowns Root Canals • Implants and More PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID PELAHATCHIE, MS PERMIT NO. 4 Pelahatchie News P.O. Box 771 Pelahatchie, MS 39145 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Rhodes promotes Rankin County as Chamber president - pg. 3 Education is a family tradition for ERA's Winstead - pg. 15 November 2019 Volume 8 Issue 11 Good News You Can Use Pelahatchie VFD hosts Tour of Homes Dec. 7 The Pelahatchie Tour of Homes will be December 7 from 12-3 p.m. benefit- ting the Pelahatchie Volunteer Fire De- partment (VFD). Tickets will go on sale November 1. They are $10 each with children 12 and under free. Ticketholders may tour any of the five homes from 3 to 5 p.m. the first Satur- day in December. There is a mix of new and old homes, all decorated for Christ- mas. Three of the stops are homes that are around 100 years old. The homes in- clude: • JT and Angel Cooper - 712 Leesburg Road • Jim and Mary Ann Baker - 503 College Street • Colonel Ashley Mills - 304 College Street • Multicraft International Headquarters - the house/office beside the grocery store • Greg and Tedra Sirmon - 614 Highway 43 North According to Megan Hall, president and co-founder of the Pelahatchie VFD Auxiliary, "We hope to highlight the mix of homes that makes our town so unique and make this an annual event." The Pelahatchie Volunteer Fire De- partment is one of Rankin County's old- est fire departments, founded in 1952. While they receive some funding from the county and the town, there are still a number of expenses that the department is responsible for. A large portion of their gear must be replaced every few years, and money can be tight when that time comes. "Our firefighters give of their time and put their lives on the line to protect our community. We hope that this fundraiser will keep them from having to contin- ually go into their own pockets to help fund the department's needs," said Hall. In 2017, Pelahatchie's fire rat- ing dropped to a six on a scale of ten, with a lower rating being bet- ter. Most of the other volunteer de- partments in Rankin County have an eight rating. This rating helps to keep insurance rates lower for home and business owners within Pelahatchie VFD's district. Tickets are available from any firefighter or auxiliary member. They can also be pur- chased at H&H Electrical, 808 Second Street in Pelahatchie. For ticket purchases or more in- formation, contact Megan Hall at 601-540-4084. Those interested in be- coming a volunteer firefighter are en- couraged to contact Chief Karl VanHorn. Special to Pelahatchie News Photo by Pelahatchie News The only candidate endorsed by: ON NOVEMBER 5 TH RE-ELECT REPRESENTATIVE TomMiles PAIDPOLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT HOUSE DISTRICT 75 PHS crowns Myers Homecoming Queen Special to Pelahatchie News Aliza Myers was elected Pelahatchie High School (PHS) 2019 Homecoming Queen on October 11. Myers is the daughter of Tran and Sonya Myers. She is a member of the Lady Chiefs Soccer Team, Senior Beta Club, Yearbook staff, Spirit Tribe and Pelahatchie’s Mayor’s Youth Council. She plans to attend college to study veterinary medicine and own her own practice one day. She was escorted by her brother Aureius Myers. ERAwins Government Quiz Bowl Special to Pelahatchie News On September 26, the East Rankin Academy (ERA) Government Quiz Bowl team won the Old Capitol Bowl hosted by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The team finished first in the tour- nament and was declared 2019 Old Capitol Bowl Champions. Representing ERA in the competition pictured (l to r) are: Will Price, Tyler Betts, Kariana Simmons, Ethan Crain, and Dylan Davis. There are five homes in the December 7 Pelahatchie Christmas Tour of Homes. Shown is the home of Greg and Tedra Sirmon.