By ERIC SCHAADT

Staff Writer

McCOMB — Routine business was set aside Monday night by McComb Council to acknowledge the upcoming championship football game involving the McComb High School team.

The Panthers will battle the Glouster Trimble Tomcats on Saturday for the Division VII state football crown.

Mayor Chuck Latta declared, via proclamation, Nov. 26 to Dec. 1 as Panther Pride week in the village.

Residents will be urged to wear red and black to support the Panthers.

“I wish them luck on Saturday,” Council President Leslie Seele said.

In other matters during Monday’s meeting, details for the McComb Rotary Christmas lights contest were announced.

Residents must register at the McComb Rotary Club Facebook page or at First Federal Bank in McComb no later than Sunday with a photo of a Christmas display.

People can vote on the Rotary Facebook page or at the bank from Dec. 3-9.

The winner will be announced on the Facebook page on Dec. 11.

Separately, the McComb Region Heart and Soul will hold public meetings starting in January to discuss interest in building a community building, and establishing a neighborhood block watch program.

These two meetings will be held Jan. 6 and Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. in the municipal building.

In other business, council heard that the village-wide leaf pickup will continue as weather permits.

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