The Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies presents Reading Women Back Into History: “Makin’ Do: Mississippi Women’s Voices from Depression-Era America” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, in honor of Women’s History Month. The program will be broadcast live from the Ford Center at www.sarahisomcenter.org/readingwomen/.
Elizabeth Payne and five of her doctoral students have attracted national attention with their groundbreaking research project chronicling the oral histories of older women in north Mississippi. Payne, a professor of history at UM who teaches late-19th and early-20th century U.S. history, led seminars in 2005-06 in which five graduate students and 15 undergraduates interviewed more than 100 individuals in Union County. The goal was to record the memories of (mostly) women who came of age during the first half of the 20th century. The focus of “Makin’ Do” is the women who came of age during the World War II era. The subjects recount their experiences with the sharecropping system and race relations, as well as share how the Great Depression and industrialization affected their lives. (March 1, 2011)
The DAV, American Legion and the VFW will host a breakfast and some fellowship for all veterans at 7 a.m. Wednesday at the Veteran’s Building at 125 Veterans Drive. Breakfast features eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits and coffee. The Veteran’s Building is located at the corner of Veterans Drive and South Lamar Boulevard. Donations are accepted. (March 1, 2011)
Will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lafayette High School band hall. (March 1, 2011)
Will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the home of Dianne Falkner, 99 CR 181. Falkner will present the program, “Faulkner, Family and Friends.” (March 1, 2011)
Barry Whitehouse, past president of the Master Gardeners of Lafayette County, will give a lecture on vegetable gardening in containers at the Master Gardener’s meeting at 9 a.m. Monday at the Lafayette County Extension Service auditorium, 101 Veterans Drive. The public is invited. For more information, call 234-4451.
Since many do not have the space for a vegetable garden and/or are not interested in gardening, container gardens can be an alternative. By using containers you can fit the size and number of containers to meet your available space, time and your requirements for fresh produce. Whitehouse will discuss selection of containers, planting material, root system considerations and water and sunlight requirements. He will also discuss how to build containers and propagate plants. (March 1, 2011)
Will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Hall. Program chairwomen are Polly Williams, Kathy Barnes and Ilona Wright. Arrangements are being made by Mary Queyja and Ann Philippi. The program is “Addressing the root causes of human trafficking.” (March 1, 2011)
The Abbeville mayor and Board of Aldermen will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the new Town Hall. For more information, call 234-8588. (March 1, 2011)
Will meet Thursday at University Catering. The club will meet at 6 p.m., while the club’s board will meet earlier at 5:30. (March 1, 2011)
- Brenda Carol Avant — 57, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at the Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
- Kenneth S. Beasley — 82, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, in Gulfport. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at noon.
- Dot Malone Richardson — 80, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 6 this evening at the funeral home.
Nick Hollis and Neil Chandler combined for seven goals to lift the Under-12 Galaxy past the Tornados 9-5 in Oxford Park Commision youth soccer action Monday night. In the other U-12 boys game, Cole Calhoon netted all five of the Earthquake’s goals in a 5-0 victory over the Wizards. In the U-12 girls division, United tied the Crew 1-1 and the Tornados defeated the Galaxy 2-1.
In the U-10 boys division the Tornados wrapped up the Sounders 4-3 and the Wizards topped the Crew 3-2.
In the U-10 girls division, United snuck past the Galaxy 2-0 and the Earthquake beat the Crew 3-1. (March 1, 2011, Page 8)