Filmmakers Paul Saltzman and Patricia Aquino will present a special free screening of their award-winning film, “Prom Night in Mississippi” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Overby Center auditorium on the campus of the University of Mississippi.
The screening will be followed by a conversation about issues of race that still exist, and the prejudices that everyone has. The film, a documentary about the 2008 prom at Charleston High School which was funded by Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman when the students agreed to integrate their event, premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. (February 18, 2011)
Lafayette Middle School will host CSI-Family Science Night Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (February 18, 2011)
Girl Scouts cookies have arrived. Booth sales will be open at the local major grocery stores today and Saturday as well as Feb. 25 and 26. Cookie booths will remain open while supplies last on Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (February 18, 2011)
Lafayette Middle School will host Parent-Teacher Conference Night Monday from 3 to 6:30 p.m (February 18, 2011)
The members of the Kountry Krafters Homemakers Club will meet at noon Monday at the Lafayette County Extension Office on Highway 7 South. Members are reminded to bring a covered dish, drink tabs and the front of greeting cards. Guests are welcome. For more information, call Gerda at 234-9983. (February 18, 2011)
It happens all too often – the national anthem is botched at a big-time, televised event. The most recent? The Super Bowl. Local columnist T.J. Ray says the song is too important to be messed with and suggests other options when it comes to having it performed on the big stage. (February 18, 2011, Page 4A)
A collaborative work that spans dance, music and photography aims to expose a local audience to “the heart and soul” of Uganda. Mississippi: The Dance Company presents “The Uganda Project: Come & See – Go & Tell,” today through Sunday at Fulton Chapel on the University of Mississippi campus. (February 17, 2011, Page 2)
John Bemelmans Marciano will be at Square Books Jr. at 11 a.m. Friday to sign copies of his latest book, “Madeline at the White House.” Marciano is the grandson of Ludwig Bemelmans, the creator of the Madeline books. (February 17, 2011, Page 2)
- Kyron Jakereon Brown — 3 months, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at his home in Water Valley. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Garden of Memories located at Coleman Funeral Home.
- Marvee Lorene Pegues Franklin — 77, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at noon Saturday at North Oxford Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Auburn University says someone deliberately poisoned trees at Toomer’s Corner, where fans have long celebrated big wins and hundreds gathered after the Tigers won the football national championship on Jan. 10. (more…) (February 17, 2011, Page 6)