Lott to discuss Katrina challenges, successes

Trent Lott, who as a U.S. Senator helped secure $24 billion in Katrina relief funds for Mississippi, will tell the inside story of those efforts duirng “An Evening With Trent Lott” this evening at 7 p.m. at the Biloxi Civic Center.

The presentation marks the first appearance by a national figure for the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art’s six-month “Katrina +10” exhibition. “An Evening With Trent Lott” is free and open to the public, although a $10 donation is suggested to support the “Katrina +10” exhibition.

“Trent Lott has a great story to tell on so many levels,” said Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art Executive Director Kevin O’Brien. “He was one of the Mississippi leaders who played such a key role in securing the federal support that was so vital to our immediate relief and sustained recovery. In addition to that, he lost his own home in Pascagoula. He will be able to offer a great deal of insight into how he was able to ‘herd cats’ and make great things happen in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.”
Trent Lott on George W. Bush and the U.S. might, from Sept. 6, 2005
Trent Lott on the devastation, from Sept. 6, 2005
Trent Lott on FEMA, from Sept. 6, 2005


Deadline nears for volunteer nominees

Those interested in nominating an individual, organization or business for the upcoming Volunteer Recognition Ceremony have until Friday to turn in forms.

The city will recognize individuals and groups for  their volunteerism in the 32nd Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Ave.
See the nomination form


News and notes

Mayoral deadline: The deadline for potential mayoral candidates to file the necessary paperwork to enter the April 28 special election is 5 p.m. today. As of now, eight hopefuls have filed paperwork, and Acting Mayor Kenny Glavan informed the Biloxi City Council Tuesday night that he planned to file paperwork today. For election information, including a list of candidates and key dates, click here.

City Council meeting: To see images from the Tuesday night meeting of the Biloxi City Council, click here.

Katrina, by George: Hancock Bank’s George Schloegel discusses the many post-Katrina challenges for Coast banks during the Hancock Bank Katrina Cafe luncheon on Friday at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art. Cost of the lunch is $10, which also includes the presentation, a soft drink and a tour of the multi-media exhibits. However, you must make reservations by 5 p.m. Thursday. Call 228-374-5547 or reserve securely online by clicking here.