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Feeling free? Thank our military members, past and present s you make your family’s plans for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, I encourage you to take time to consider the meaning behind the observance, and to talk about it with the young ones in your life. Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, traditionally kicks off the summer vacation season. But more important, it’s a time for America to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in military service around the globe while protecting our country, our heritage of freedom and our way of life. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, began as a way to honor soldiers killed in the Civil War. After World War I, Congress extended the observance to include all Americans who died in any war or military action. The observance marks the end of National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM), designated by Congress to honor all members, past and present, of the armed forces and their families. If you don’t have a veteran or military member in your family, you may not realize the sacrifices demanded not only of the service member but his or her entire family. Whether dealing with a separation due to a deployment or the consequences of a physical or psychological war injury, military families face a range of issues unique to their situation. NMAM observances include Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 10) to call attention to the sacrifices of military families and to honor their unofficial service in support of our military—and thus, our nation. There’s also Loyalty Day (May 1), V-E Day (May 8) and Armed Forces Day (May 18). A range of related local celebrations and observances will be held throughout Mississippi this month, some as simple as the laying of flowers in cemeteries. I suspect one of the most

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moving tributes to those who serve will be staged by a group of students in the gym at Picayune Memorial High School. As you will see in our feature story (on page 4), these students felt compelled to express appreciation to veterans after witnessing the funeral procession of a local soldier killed while serving in Iraq. Since 2007, these students have welcomed hundreds of veterans and current members of the military to the Jerry “Chip” Burge Jr. Memorial Armed Forces Reception, where three generations sit down to talk about war, valor, honor and duty. Many of the veterans were about the age of these students when they were drafted into the military, trained and shipped off to war. The reception, set for May 17, is open to all veterans and armed forces personnel and their families, as well as the public. Veterans, reservists and members of the National Guard are important members of our own electric power association work force. We certainly appreciate their military service, and if they are a fair representation of our military today, the country is in good hands. We should all follow the lead of the Picayune students in personally expressing gratitude for those who served and are serving our country.

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Honoring our armed forces

Picayune students are learning U.S. history from the very citizens who helped shape it through their military service By Debbie Stringer When Picayune resident A.P. Guizerix heard that local high school students were inviting veterans to the school to talk about their military experiences, he knew he had to participate. “I was active in the military during the sixties,” said the retired Navy captain and former naval reservist. “Everybody who wore a uniform in the sixties suffered some kind of degrading complaints. So when I heard about this, I said, you know, if somebody at the school is going to take the trouble to try to give a better impression of the military to our youth, then I gotta do it.” Each year Picayune Memorial High School invites veterans and members of the armed forces to spend a day sharing their military experiences with students. Since 2007, the annual Jerry “Chip” Burge Jr. Memorial Armed Forces Reception has attracted hundreds of veterans and military men and women from Allison Wheat eight states. This year’s event will be held May 17, coinciding with National Military Appreciation Month. Seated at tables with the students in the school’s gym, participants share their

personal experiences, memories and memorabilia from conflicts ranging from World War II through the war in Afghanistan. Students learn U.S. history from those who helped shape it, plus—and this is important to them—they get to thank the participants for their military service. “I didn’t know what to expect at first but I’ve got to say that the students were amazingly respectful and very interested,” Guizerix said. Participants’ stories of wartime duty and valor captivate the students, who pepper them with questions. “I spent six hours talking with a guy from Wiggins about Iwo Jima,” said senior student Gage Butler. His father, a Marine, has served for 21 years. “I wanted to hear more of what they had been through and I didn’t want to leave,” said senior student Katie Cooper, whose uncle is serving in Afghanistan. Cooper’s late grandfather served in the Korean War but did not like to talk about his war experiences. “He lost his friend [in the war] and it was just too emotional for him,” she said.

The reception was named in 2009 after Army Staff Sgt. Chip Burge, of Carriere, who was killed April 4, 2007, while assigned to the First Calvary Division in Taji, Iraq. “These men are dying but children

‘This is one of the most remarkable experiences that I have ever had as a teacher.’ — Allison Wheat

the entire student body lined the street to watch. “As the hearse came by, one could literally hear a pin drop, which was remarkable for over 1,500 teenagers,” said Allison Wheat, a U.S. history teacher at the school. “Just to see the school turn out as we passed by [in the procession] and the children waving as he was passing—that just did so much to us,” Kennedy said. “It made us certainly feel that at least his death wasn’t in vain.” As it happened, Wheat and co-teacher Glen Mitchell stood with their students near members of the local VFW. After the procession, Wheat began explaining to her students who the veterans were and what their pins and patches signified. Suddenly, a female student walked

are not aware of it. They need to know the sacrifices being made for this country,” said Bobbie Kennedy, Burge’s aunt. She and her husband, Glen, display their fallen soldier’s military memorabilia at the reception each year. Burge, the father of two children, served more than eight of his 11 years of active duty overseas. His dozens of medals include three Purple Hearts. Kennedy said he was a “real hero” who believed his assignment to train new troops arriving in Iraq would help keep them alive. “He loved what he did, and he loved the reason he was doing it,” she said. When Burge’s funeral procession rolled past Picayune Memorial High School on April 13, 2007, The late World War II Army veteran Conrad Adams, of New Orleans, shares his story with student Rachel McKean at a past reception. He wears a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and COVER PHOTO: Allison Wheat’s AP students at Picayune Memorial High School will help host their school’s upcoming armed other military honors and insignia. The former POW was a forces reception. They are Ronee Addison, Jana Braddy (not pictured), Tanner Bryan, Gage Butler, Katie Cooper, Tiffany DeVore, member of several veterans’ organizations, including the Cooper Esslinger, Hannah Falls, Jacob Feely, Nathan Frank, Terrance Freeman, Anna Kae Frierson, Kaitlyn Gauthier, Gerline National Organization of Trench Rats. Guerra, Levi Herrin, Colby Parker, Peyton Perreira, Caridae Pittman and Chad Porter.


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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jerry “Chip” Burge Photo courtesy of Bobbie Kennedy

At a past armed forces reception, Gladys Hughes of Picayune talks to students and shares memorabilia from her World War II service in the SPARS, the U.S. Coast Guard Women’s Reserve formed in 1942. Reception photos courtesy of Picayune Memorial High School

up to one of the veterans, shook his hand and thanked him for his military service. Without prompting, the rest of the history students lined up to thank the veterans. “It was unbelievable,” Wheat said. “And when everything was over, I heard that gentleman’s wife ask him, ‘Are you OK?’ And he said, ‘I’m better than I’ve been in a long time.’” As the history students walked back to class, some of them in tears, they vowed to do something to show their appreciation for the veterans’ military service. At the time, many of them had relatives serving in Iraq with the local National Guard unit. “I think they just wanted to show an appreciation for what the members of the armed forces do for our country,” said Wheat, a member of Coast Electric Power Association. Within two weeks, the students had planned a reception to which they would invite local veterans to share stories of their service. Thirteen veterans attended. By 2011 the reception had grown to some 130 veterans and armed forces members from several states, plus Civil War reenactors who showed the students what it was like to fire guns and cannon. (The community was forewarned of the loud cannon blasts to come.) Guizerix and many of the other participants come back year after year to talk with the students. A member of Coast Electric, Guizerix served in the Navy from 1957 until

1960 and in the Navy Reserves until 1982. He told students about serving aboard ships crashing through 30-foot waves in the North Sea. He explained why his naval officer’s sword is sharp only at the tip (it’s for poking, not slicing), and he taught a lesson in military time using a 24-hour clock from a World War II-era ship. Another navy veteran, who was aboard the USS Missouri at the time of the signing of the Japanese surrender on that ship in 1945, brought one of the original copies of the surrender agreement to show the students. Twenty-two World War II veterans were among those who attended last year’s reception. An African-American veteran talked about racial discrimination on the base where he served as a cook during the war. Other veterans explained their role in the first wave of the D-Day invasion, and one recounted his experience as a German POW. A

‘They need to know the sacrifices being made for this country.’ — Bobbie Kennedy

woman who was a member of the Navy’s WAVES, or Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, spoke of her wartime travels overseas. The veterans appear to enjoy opening up to their young, receptive listeners, Wheat said. One man said his father, a

World War II veteran, told the students three wartime stories he had never heard before. Butler said he is fascinated by tales of patriotism and the “rallying of the spirit” that Americans demonstrated after the attack on Pearl Harbor. “In this school, after Pearl Harbor, all but three senior males enlisted in Gage Butler active duty service,” he said. “What’s most interesting to me are the struggles—especially with the World War II veterans and Vietnam veterans— they faced when they came home, and the psychological issues that they still tend to face today,” Butler said. He stays in contact with some of the veterans he met at last year’s reception. He sent photos of modern-day Hiroshima, taken by his father, to one veteran who fought in the Pacific in World War II. “I just want them to know that there are kids nowadays that really do respect them for what they did, and they value the sacrifices they made,” Butler said. “This is one of the most remarkable experiences that I have ever had as a teacher,” Wheat said. “A lot of kids who I never, ever thought would care actually come out

with a whole new perspective towards veterans and what men and women give up to serve our country. They get an understanding about that sacrifice.” Wheat wants the veterans and armed forces members to leave the reception knowing “that these kids care. That their stories won’t die with them and that these kids will remember them for a long, long, Katie Cooper long time.” “All the high schools in Mississippi should take notice of this program,” Guizerix said. “The program is excellent and it bridges the gap between this younger generation and two [previous] generations. It gives the kids some kind of an idea of what the previous generations had to go through for them to be where they are. “I’m proud to be a part of it,” he said. The Jerry “Chip” Burge Jr. Memorial Armed Forces Reception will be held May 17 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Picayune Memorial High School, in Picayune. Veterans and current members of the armed forces are invited to attend and bring memorabilia, family and friends. The event is open to the public. For more information, call Allison Wheat at 601-590-1068.


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istorical anniversaries in Mississippi are hitting fast and furious right now and will continue to do so for a few months. The 150th anniversary (or sesquicentennial) of the Vicksburg Campaign of the Civil War is just beginning. Gen. U.S. Grant and 17,000 Union troops crossed over the Mississippi River from Hard Times Landing, La., to Bruinsburg, Miss., on April 30, 1863, headed for VicksMississippi burg. Grant’s Seen crossing was the by Walt Grayson largest amphibious troop landing in U.S. history up until the invasion force in France on D-Day in World War II. Grant took the scenic route to Vicksburg, battling at Port Gibson, Raymond, Jackson, Champion Hill (arguably the most significant battle of the Civil War), the Big Black River, then finally Vicksburg late in May. Vicksburg’s defenses were too strong to be taken by force. So Grant blockaded the city and laid siege to it, finally starving Vicksburg into surrender on July 4, 1863. Consequently, the Fourth of July wasn’t celebrated as a holiday in Vicksburg until after the victory of World War II. All that to say that there are a lot of battle anniversary dates yet to come over the next few weeks leading up to Vicksburg’s.

Historical anniversaries filling our calendar

Brooding Windsor is like a centerpiece of the history that surrounded it. Union troops camped in its corn fields. Extinct Bruinsburg is nearby, Port Gibson not far away. The old columns have a lot of history for visitors to contemplate. It isn't exactly accurate to say there is no sign of Bruinsburg left. Near the Windsor Ruins is a portion of the old Bruinsburg sign, left, with a tree growing over it. The town itself is long gone. Photos: Walt Grayson

This is also the 200th anniversary of Andrew Jackson’s march down the Natchez Trace with his Tennessee Volunteers, hoping to get to the British at New Orleans. But in 1813 he was held back. His troops recalled and all he got was a trip to Washington, Miss., down

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the Trace. It wasn’t until 1815 that he won the Battle of New Orleans, became a war hero, had the new capital city of Mississippi named for him and, consequently, won the presidency a few years later. There are lots of souvenirs of these anniversaries tucked into the woods and along the back roads of southwest Mississippi. Just past the Windsor Ruins (as

you are coming down Rodney Road from Port Gibson) is the last tangible sign of Bruinsburg. And it is an actual sign. The “Br” of the town’s name is the only visible part of a metal sign that has grown for decades into the tree it was nailed onto. The actual town has been gone for a long time. And although Bruinsburg is more closely associated with Grant’s landing in the Civil War, even Bruinsburg has Andrew Jackson ties from over 50 years prior. Jackson and Peter Bruin (for whom the town was named) were in


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business together in Bruinsburg back in colonial days. Andrew Jackson was in Mississippi following Rachel Robards, a Nashville divorcee, to Springfield Plantation, west of Fayette, where she was staying with family friends—a sort of exile from polite society because of the divorce. She married Andrew Jackson at Springfield, sort of. “Sort of� because she wasn’t quite divorced yet. A big brouhaha erupted over it when Jackson ran for

president. But he won anyway. Springfield Plantation is still standing and under private ownership. But watch for Springfield to be open for tours occasionally during some of the Natchez pilgrimages. Andrew Jackson, Peter Bruin, Grant for the North, Pemberton for the South, battles like Champion Hill (as well as a bunch of minor skirmishes among the big battles) and a lot of asterisks where significant events happened make keep-

ing up with it all mind boggling. But you don’t really have to keep up because what we are today is the result of it all. And a lot of it happened about right now exactly 150 or 200 years ago. Walt Grayson is the host of “Mississippi Roads� on Mississippi Public Broadcasting television, and the author of two “Looking Around Mississippi� books and “Oh! That Reminds Me: More Mississippi Homegrown Stories.� Contact Grayson at walt@waltgrayson.com.

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And just this past week, as this is written, the veteran broadhead joined me on that same Texas ranch for a much-anticipated turkey hunt. All seemed well. Turkeys gobbled; large flocks drifted by and talked incessantly with me as I mimicked the clucks and purrs and yelps they were executing. And then a single gobbler—puffed up and proud and curious. He came to a halt at 14 yards from my station. And while that may seem an incredibly short distance, it is more than far enough with a longbow and such a diminutive target deceitfully obscured by a proliferation of iridescent feathers. The draw was smooth, the release felt right and the arrow was on its way. It went low. After the proverbial dust settled, I left my hide and went to inspect the situation in an effort to determine if I heard and saw what I thought I heard and saw. I did. The arrow smacked solidly into a rock just beyond the gobbler and lay quietly there. No marks of a hit save to the rock. I thought all was well outside the miss, but upon closer inspection I learned that the head had suffered irreparable damage. The cedar shaft, pushing the tip with great force, had powdered its way into the ferrule and caused that ferrule to separate from the blade. The head’s use as a hunting tool had ended. Back here at home I removed the broadhead from the shaft and gently laid it on a shelf in my office. It has lost its usefulness to a degree, but I will save it. For you see, like that true friend who slows with age and perhaps can no longer explore high and wild places, simply seeing that individual—or that broadhead—refreshes memory of past experiences shared. That is likely the most important element of friendship in the first place! Tony Kinton has been an active outdoors writer for 30 years. “Uncertain Horizons,” book two in Kinton’s “Wagon Road Trilogy,” is now available. Order from your local bookstore, Amazon.com or Kinton’s website: www.tonykinton.com.

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Bring the blues to your garden Has the search for blue flowers left you feeling blue? Mississippi has a long tradition of being famous for blues music. In fact, the Mississippi Blues Trail has markers all across the state telling the story of the blues. Mississippi gardeners also have a long tradition of wanting blue flowers for their gardens and landscapes. Blue is a coveted color in the landscape, and plant and seed catalogs try every year to meet the need for the color blue. Unfortunately, the descriptions of flower colors are stretched to the limit to the point that violet, purple and every variation in between are considered blue. But the search for blue flowers doesn’t have to leave you feeling blue. There are some great blue flowers that do well in our Mississippi landscapes. Try the cool blue flowers of the lobelia. This is an oldtimey annual with the reputation of looking great in the spring but melting away in the summer heat. Newer introductions have better staying power in our hot summers. Lobelia Laguna Sky Blue is a heat-loving selection with billowing masses of powdery sky blue flowers that bloom in full sun or partial shade. Even with the masses of flowers, deadheading is not required. Its mounding, spreading growth habit makes it a great blue carpet in the landscape, or you can have it spill over the side of a container or hanging basket. Though officially an annual, gardeners on the coast can expect lobelia to reach perennial status in mild winters. If you want a more dramatic blue, then try Techno Blue lobelia and enjoy its bright, cobalt blue flowers. Lobelia flowers have an interesting shape, with three petals pointing down and two small, narrow petals sticking up. Looking for more options? A few other plants have blue flowers. Delphinium is a garden classic that has iridescent blue flowers on long spikes in the spring. The name is derived from the Greek “delphis,” meaning dolphin, which is what the developing seed heads resemble. The foliage is also attractive. The large leaves have stems and are palm-like, with five to seven toothed lobes. These are clustered towards the base of the plant, and some branch off the flower stem. Transplant delphiniums in full sun in a well-drained landscape soil for best flowering. Unfortunately, I’m telling you this too late for your summer gardens.

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Scholarship Recipients Five 2013 graduating high school seniors were each presented the Northcentral Electric Power Association scholarship for academic achievement and leadership. Each received a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to the college of their choice. Our congratulations go to these outstanding graduates.

Caleb Armour

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Olive Branch High School Tamyia plans on obtaining a degree at Northwest Mississippi Community College prior to attending the University of Mississippi to reach her career goal of becoming a pediatric physical therapist. She is the daughter of Shirley and Larry Newsom of Byhalia.

Caleb plans to attend the University of Mississippi and major in public policy leadership looking towards a career in politics. Caleb is the son of Tameka Middlebrook of Southaven and Charles and Tanetta Armour of Southaven.

Austin Baker Center Hill High School Austin will attend Mississippi State University this fall to pursue a major in biochemistry leading into a medical degree. He is the son of Kim and Jimmy Baker of Olive Branch.

Rebekah Respess Lewisburg High School Rebekah will attend Mississippi State University this fall to pursue a degree in pre-med leading to becoming a pediatrician. She is the daughter Carla Respess of Olive Branch and the late Charlie Respess.

Our congratulations go to these outstanding graduates.

Shameika Taylor Byhalia High School Shameika is going to attend the University of Memphis pursuing her goal to become a trauma nurse practitioner. She is the daughter of Leora and Keith Taylor of Byhalia.


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Keep your family safe with these electrical safety tips Using electricity is something we take for granted, but using it safely is very important. An estimated 53,000 electrical fires occur in U.S. homes each year. Most of these can be avoided by taking simple safety precautions. This May, please don’t take electrical safety for granted. Follow these tips from Northcentral Electric Power Association to keep your family safe. Use this information to help make your home safe from electrical dangers. Taking a few small steps can help make a big impact for your family’s safety. • Never leave a child unsupervised

while cooking or when a stove is within reach. • Don’t allow children to play with electrical toys near water and make sure they know water and electricity do not mix! • Keep liquids and drinks away from electronics such as computers, video games, and TVs as liquids could spill and cause shock or fire. • Do not use space heaters in rooms where children are unsupervised. • Never rest anything, like clothing or toys, on top of a lamp. Placing flammables near lightbulbs is a fire hazard.

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• Never use electronics near water. The two don’t mix and can cause shock or fire. • Never play with electrical cords, light sockets or electrical outlets. • Do not overload outlets with too many plugs. • Never yank on the cord to unplug an appliance. Hold on to the plug itself. • If you see a broken electrical cord in your house, tell an adult. The adult should replace the cord: Never try to repair it. • Keep space heaters three feet away from anything that can burn. • Do not play or fly kites near power lines. If your kite gets caught in a power line, let go of the kite. • Stay away from big metal electrical boxes in your neighborhood. They’re not safe to play around or sit on. • When there is lightning, stay away from trees and get inside.

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The evolution of wall-to-wall carpet ave you de-carpeted your house? If you are on the far side of 55, then you’re familiar with the expression “wall-to-wall carpet.” Today I’m extremely excited to announce that our family reached a milestone. We have removed the last trace of carpet from our house. It only took 43 years. There was a time when I yearned for carpet throughout the house. The idea of sashaying barefooted from room to room with carpet beneath my feet was a top priority. It was a luxury for folks whose funds weren’t meager like ours. Mr. Roy had a good job, but it was a “prove yourself” new job. And I didn’t work, except to clean, cook and take care of two babies. Time came when we scraped together a down payment to build a house. We

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duplex for us until we could find property (and money) to build a house. They were working as engineers at the shipyard in Grin ‘n’ Pascagoula. Bare It Miss Nell by Kay Grafe and I were busy housewives and our children became good friends. They had two boys and we had two girls. The important thing about living in the duplex was that both our families had carpet, only in the small living room. We kept that door closed so the children wouldn’t get it dirty. In the meantime Miss Nell and I pestered our hard-working husbands to find house plans that would correspond with the property we eventually bought. It was west of the city limits on Fig Farm Road. We split the property, but not equally. Mr. George needed more acreage for a large garden and farm animals. He had grown up on a farm. There was a siz-


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able amount of land for both of us with lots of woods and open fields. Mr. Roy sent me off to college and Mr. George sent Miss Nell off to work in the school system. Nell had gone to college, but I started from scratch. Guess what my driving force was when I went to the University in Mobile? Wall-to-wall carpet. Oh, yes. I became a teacher and helped pay for the carpet. So there we were in the seventies with lots of land, a house and wall-to-wall carpet. What about furniture? Nope. Just a few odds and ends that my parents had given us when we got married. And sheets on the windows. The kitchen and bathroom were also carpeted. Well, well, well. I was happy with my shag carpet that needed vacuuming every other day and raked every day so the strands wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t flatten out. I was happy for awhileâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;until the carpet got dirty and store-bought cleaners didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work and the carpet was flat and the kitchen and bathroom carpet was a disaster. Whew! Oh, my. This evolution was not over. Out went the shag and in came the plush wall-to-wall ... except I was realistic in the kitchen and bathrooms. In came the tile. So life was like a dream, right? No. We became the parents of a cute puppy that lived indoors. And our darling children didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take their shoes off at the door. Time moved along. Sadly, one day the professional carpet cleaner just stood there shaking his head. The first to go was the den carpet. In came beautiful light-oak hardwood.

Over the years we slowly eliminated the carpet. And now, 43 years later, I watched as Mr. Roy pulled all traces of carpet off the stair treads. They are now light-oak hardwood. All my friends and readers are invited to come have a bowl of vanilla Blue Bell and help us celebrate a new beginning. You can spill the whole bowl on my floor and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll laugh and say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry, it will wipe right up.â&#x20AC;? Kay Grafe is the author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh My Gosh, Virginia.â&#x20AC;? To order, send name, address, phone number and $16.95, plus $3.50 S&H to Kay Grafe, 2142 Fig Farm Road, Lucedale, MS 39452.

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By Nancy Jo Maples One decade short of a century ago, museum doors opened on the site of what was intended to have been the home of one of Laurel’s most promising community leaders. Lauren Rogers died unexpectedly from appendicitis at age 23. Construction had begun on a home for him and his bride. However, within two years of Lauren’s death that structure was demolished and replaced with a museum of art and a cultural education center. The museum opened in 1923. This month the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art celebrates its 90th year of displaying paintings and other fineries for public enrichment. It also celebrates the enlargement of the facility to 28,000 square feet. Lauren Eastman Rogers was the only son of Wallace and Nina Rogers and the only grandson of Lauren Chase Eastman. The families had moved from Iowa to Laurel in the late 1800s in search of uncut timber. They deeply influenced the Laurel community in economics, social affairs, education and aesthetics. When the younger Lauren died in 1921, the family established the Eastman Memorial Foundation to benefit public welfare in his memory. LRMA spawned from that effort and is nestled on an oak-lined venue in Laurel’s Historic District. The Eastman Memorial Foundation initially sought to establish a public library for Laurel and Jones County and the museum housed the area’s public library until 1979. Today LRMA includes a local history and art reference library with more than 10,000 volumes. However, the museum’s focus is its collections. LRMA features distinct collections: American Art, Native American Art, European Art, Japanese Ukiyo-e Prints

Clockwise from top left: • Fisherman’s Wife, 1873, Winslow Homer, oil on wood panel, 8” x 6 1/2” • Pomo Jewel Basket, c 1895, Pomo (Hokan) Family (Lake County, Calif.), H. 3 5/8” Diam. 6 1/2” • Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, in Laurel • George III Coffeepot, 1773, maker unknown (marks rubbed), London, H. 13 1/8” Photos courtesy of the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art Collection

and British Georgian Silver. Throughout the year exhibits from other museums are displayed temporarily. Paintings from noteworthy American artists like Winslow Homer, George Inness and Albert Bierstadt adorn the walls. Others in the American Gallery include works by Mary Cassett and Marie Hull. The American Gallery collection is the museum’s largest and contains vast amounts of paintings, sculptures and works on paper donated by Lauren’s father and grandfather. The Native American Art Gallery features more than 800 hand-made baskets primarily donated by Lauren’s greataunt, Catherine Marshall Gardiner. Mrs.

Gardiner and her husband had also moved from Iowa with the Eastman and Rogers families. The collection of European paintings is the smallest with 65 European works from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Of those, 24 came from the Rogers and Eastman families. Nearly half of the European works are by French artists with an emphasis on French countryside landscapes. Also on view at the museum are 154 Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints from the 18th and 19th centuries. Lauren’s father donated the first 142 of these during the 1920s. The Rogers family donated another dozen in the 1950s.

The late Harriet and Thomas Gibbons, former publishers of the town’s newspaper, contributed the British Georgian Silver exhibit. The Gibbons shared a passion for silver and their collection features high-tea serving items such as tea caddies, tea and coffee pots, and baskets for cakes and sweets. The 90th anniversary celebration is set for Wednesday, May 1, at 1:30 p.m. Highlighting the festivities will be the dedication of a 5,400-square-foot addition made possible though gifts and pledges. The addition is a $5 million project, “Framing the Future: Campaign for Excellence,” launched three years ago. It includes more gallery space, a new storage vault, an expanded loading dock and $2 million earmarked for outreach education and operating expenses. On May 2, two new exhibits will open. One is “American Regionalism: Works on Paper” and the other is “Picasso: Ceramics.” Both will be exhibited through Aug. 25. Also on May 2, Sally Pemberton, an art historian and the granddaughter of Murdock Pemberton who was the first art critic for The New Yorker magazine, will be a guest lecturer. LRMA is open free to the public but accepts donations. Viewing hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. and Sundays from 1 until 4 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays. Guided tours and information are available by calling 601-649-6374 or by contacting the museum via email at info@lrma.org. Information is also available on the website at lrma.org. Writer Nancy Jo Maples can be reached at 188 Ernest Pipkins Road, Lucedale, MS 39452 or via email at nancyjomaples@aol.com.


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Relay for Life, May 3, Grenada. Grenada High School stadium; 5 p.m - 12 a.m. Details: 662-226-2060. Bentonia Flea Market, first Saturdays through November, Bentonia. Crafts, produce, canned items, more; 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Highway 49 South. Details: 662-755-2616; nene2616@gmail.com. Lamar County Farmers Market, first Saturdays, May 4 - Oct. 5, Purvis. Food, arts and crafts, yard sale items, small animals, more; 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lamar County Fairgrounds. Details: 601-596-6496; hsellers@lamarcounty.com. Southern State Fox Hunt, May 8-11, Grenada. East end of Grenada Lake. Details: 662-226-2060. Pink Ribbon Fund English High Tea Party and Plant Sale, May 11, Petal. Authentic high tea delicacies served by The British Wives Club of Hattiesburg; 2-4 p.m. Admission. Camellia House and Gardens, Monroe Road. Details: 601-450-7465. Painted Pots, May 11, Picayune. Kids decorate a clay pot and design a Mother’s Day card using recycled materials; 10-11 a.m. Admission; register by May 10. Crosby Arboretum. Details: 601-799-2311; www.crosbyarboretum.msstate.edu. French Camp Pioneer Day, May 11, French Camp. Historical demonstrators, reenactors, music, square dancing, arts and crafts. Bluegrass concert 1 p.m. Free. Details: 662547-6482; www.frenchcamp.org/historic. Canning Workshops, May 14 & 28, June 11, Waynesboro. Home canning basics May 14, reduced-sugar/sugarless canning May 28, relishes/pickles June 1; 6 p.m. Registration fee. Wayne County Extension Service. Details: 601735-2243. Mississippi Master Gardeners Conference, May 14-16, Brookhaven. Presentations, workshops, local tours, vendors. Admission. Lincoln County Civic Center. Details: 601-823-4046; msmastergardener.org. Roses Interactive Video Conference, May 16, Waynesboro. Secrets to growing perfect

roses with Dr. Wayne Porter; noon. Pre-register. Wayne County Extension Service. Details: 601-735-2243. US 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale, May 16-19, Meridian, other locations. Yard sale along 502 miles of historic US Highway 11 from Meridian to Bristol, Va. Details: 601-917-3727; Facebook. Mississippi State Bluegrass Championships at the Down From the Hills Heritage Music & Folk Life Festival, May 18, New Albany. Youth and adult competitions guitar, fiddle, dobro, mondolin and banjo, plus bluegrass band; quilt exhibit/demonstrations; folk art. Camper hook-ups. Union County Fairgrounds. Details: 622-538-0014; www.mississippifiddlers.com. Natchez Trace Parkway 75th Anniversary, May 18, Tupelo. Dulcimer music, children’s activities, classic cars, greeters in period dress, food, more; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Parkway Visitor Center. Details: 800-305-7417; www.nps.gov/natr. 30th Annual Dixon Day, May 18, Philadelphia. Begins 10 a.m.; picnic-style lunch at noon. Neshoba County Fairgrounds. Details: 601-656-3795. Square Affair, May 18, Carthage. Food, 5K run/walk, inflatables for kids, entertainment, shopping. Details: 601-267-9231; www.leakems.com. Barn Bonanza, May 18, Perkinston. Farmers market, artisans, crafters, contests, barbecue; 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Pine Hill Dulcimer Players concert and workshops. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Details: 601-928-6009. 39th Annual A’Fair in Hernando, May 18, Hernando. Arts and crafts fair, music, 5K run/walk, children’s activities. Free admission. Courthouse Square. Details: 662-280-8875; jimmrad@bellsouth.net. Community Health Fair, May 18, Lucedale. Free screenings, health information, children’s activities, fitness demonstrations, more; 8-11 a.m. Presented by George Regional Health System. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Details: 601-673-6130. Pascagoula Gun Show, May 18-19,

Pascagoula. Buy, sell, trade. Exhibits and an appearance by “Sons of Guns” TV star Will Hayden. Admission. Jackson County Fairgrounds. Details: 601-498-4235; bigpopfireworks@gmail.com. Lower Delta Talks: “Fearless Entertaining Favorites,” May 21, Rolling Fork. Catherine Strange to speak; 6:30 p.m. SharkeyIssaquena County Library. Details: 662-8736261. Hypertufa Flower Pot Workshop, May 23, Waynesboro. Make a stone-like pot with cement, peat moss and sand; 6 p.m. Admission. Wayne County Extension Service. Details: 601-735-2243. Brussel’s Bonsai 2013 Rendezvous, May 24-26, Olive Branch. Six top Bonsai artists demonstrate advanced techniques in workshops. Brussel’s Bonsai Nursery. Details: 800582-2593; www.brusselsbonsai.com. St. Clare Seafood Festival, May 24-26, Waveland. Local seafood, 5K run, music, rides, Kiddie Korral, arts, crafts, more. Free. St. Clare Catholic Church. Details: 228-467-9275; www.facebook.com/stclareseafoodfestival. Red Hills Festival, May 25, Louisville. Arts, crafts, car show, carnival, 5K run/fun run, homecoming, art display, antique show/sale, entertainment. Details: 662-773-3921; www.winstoncountyms.com. Lake Fest 2013, May 25, Eagle Lake. Crafts, gumbo/barbecue, music, auction, gun raffle, kids space jump/games; noon - 8 p.m. Old Cotton Exchange site, Eagle Lake Shore Road. Details: 601-279-6571, 601-218-7412. Mid-South Swap and Flea Market, May 25-26, Southaven. Free admission. The Arena. Details: 901-831-9519, 901-412-6195. Camp Tiger Tails, May 28 - June 28, Jackson. One of Jackson State University’s summer camps for children. Other offerings include sports camps, arts camps and more. Details: 601-979-1731; www.jsums.edu. International Aerobatic Competition, May 30 - June 1, Grenada. Pilots to compete in performing required manuevers at specified heights and locations. Grenada Airport. Details: 662-226-2060.

Magnolia State Fiber Festival, May 31 June 1, Vicksburg. Classes in knitting, weaving, crochet, spinning. More than 20 vendors. Lady Luck Casino entertainment arena. Details: www.msff.net. Vicksburg Early Summer Coin Show, June 1, Vicksburg. Buy, sell, trade; free verbal appraisals; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free admission. Battlefield Inn. Details: 601-636-8336. Bay Fest Fun Run, June 1, Bay Springs. Southern Cruisers Car Club open car, truck and rod show. Registration 8-11 a.m. City Park. Details: 601-425-4865, 601-739-3181. 84th Annual Blessing of the Fleet and Shrimp Festival, June 1-2, Biloxi. Seafood, crafts, entertainment, Blessing Mass, boat parade, more. Details: 228-435-6339; www.biloxiblessing.com. “Sunset on the Square” Summer Concert Series, Thursdays, June 6-27, Hernando. Live music, food, door prizes; 7-9 p.m. Historic Square. Details: 662-429-9055; www.hernandoms.org. Fiber Arts Show, June 6-29, Columbus. Opening reception 5:30 p.m. June 6. Free. Rosenzweig Arts Center. Details: 662-3282787; www.columbus-arts.org. 30th Annual Delta Jubilee, June 7-8, Clarksdale. Musical entertainment, arts, crafts, 5K walk/run, barbecue contest, pet show, fishing rodeo, carnival rides, more. Coahoma County Expo, fairgrounds. Details: 662-6277337; www.clarksdale-ms.com. Blueberry Jubilee, June 8, Poplarville. Onemile Blueberry Fun Run, 5K run, more. Details: 601-365-9185; www.blueberryjubilee.org. Mississippi Coast Jazz Society Dance and Jam, June 9, Biloxi. Admission; 2-5 p.m. Hard Rock Casino. Details: 228-392-4177. Covington County Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers Blueberry Tasting Tea, June 11, Collins. Sample blueberry dishes and receive a recipe book; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Admission. Collins Civic Center. Details: 601-765-8252. Byhalia Festival Carnival and Rodeo, June 13-15, Byhalia. Sponsored by Byhalia Lions Club. Details: 901-487-6787. Marshall County Relay for Life, June 14, Holly Springs. Marshall County Fairgrounds. Details: 662-252-1133, 662-252-4706. Chickasaw County Instrumental Music Festival, June 15, Houston. Variety of instrumental acts ranging in genre. Free. Joe Brigance Memorial Park. Details: 662-5420613; ccimf@gmail.com. 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Hernando, June 15-16, Hernando. Battle reenactments, ladies tea, ball, church services, tours of Robertson/Yates home and authentic military camps. Details: 901-299-6333; www.samuelahugheycamp1452.com.


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