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Petal-area residents will soon have a chance to enjoy Cajun food and fun while benefiting the Friendly City’s teachers and students, courtesy of the Petal School District Education Foundation’s 12th annual “Laughter and Lagniappe” Crawfish Boil.
In December of 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson made a proclamation designating the month of February as American Heart Month in an effort to spread awareness about heart-related issues, and remind Americans of the importance of their heart health.
Dogs. They are our best friends, our family members and the face of everything that is good and wholesome in the world. However, our furry friends can often times serve much bigger roles than simply being our loving and loyal pals.
The City of Petal has been anticipating the development of a new upscale apartment complex, however the project has been put on hold for the time being. The project, which was announced last August and was slated for construction on Byrd Boulevard, has been halted as a result of budget and financial issues.
Petal Police Officer Phillip Humphrey and his K9 partner Leo and Officer Steven Smith and partner Dena brought home six awards from the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) field trials held the weekend of Feb. 23-25.
Humphrey garnered five and Smith one.
The Petal Area Chamber of Commerce is currently in the process of developing a new and updated map for the city. Petal Chamber Director Valerie Wilson said the Chamber is set to distribute 1,500 copies of the new map in August.
Ohio-based publishing company and Petal Chamber member Lunar Cow is developing the map.
The past few years, and the last year especially, have certainly warranted some unfortunate circumstances for Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church. However, things are looking up.
Less than a year after reopening its doors following the tornado in 2013, the church suffered extensive damage from the tornado in January 2017.
Don’t think that Girls Scouts are just about cookie sales. In Petal, troops have held everything from coat drives to tree plantings and one local troop, Troop 3890, is in the process of helping restore the Petal Dog Park, which was destroyed in the January 2017 tornado. They also have plans to establish a Little Free Library at the site.