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Contribute to Vicksburg Living’s ‘Rolling on the River’ edition

Written by John Fogerty and performed by his band Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Proud Mary” is a rock ‘n roll song about a riverboat — a riverboat that’s rolling on the river to be exact.

Several other artists have performed their version of “Proud Mary” — which reached No. 2 on the charts for CCR — most notably, Ike and Tina Turner.

For Tina Turner, “Proud Mary” became one of her most recognizable signature songs.

And it’s obvious why. If you’ve ever seen her perform (for me it’s only from television viewing) you know what I am talking about.

She brings so much energy to the stage, especially after the verses of the song start to repeat.

Tina’s band picks the tempo up to a much faster beat and — pow — like a firecracker exploding, during the musical transition, Tina’s dance moves go into overdrive as she respectively sings “rolling, rolling, rolling on the river.”

With the Mighty Mississippi in our backyard, we can certainly relate to “Proud Mary” or for that matter just about any song pertaining to a riverboat “rollin” down the river.

So in our upcoming edition of Vicksburg Living, the May/June issue has been themed — you guessed it — “Rolling on the River.”

All the stories will focus on some aspect of the river and for our reader submissions, we are inviting anyone to send in their favorite selfie, group photo or portrait taken with the Mississippi River or the Yazoo Diversion Canal in the background. This can include vintage photos, a current photo, or even one on the river.

For me personally, I have several photos taken of my youngest daughter — be it prom or graduation pictures, as well as an infant picture of my grandson — with the Yazoo Diversion Canal and river bridges in the background.

So scroll through your cell phones, pick through your photo albums — in my case boxes — or head out to the river and snap a picture.

When you have decided on the one you like the best, you can go to our website and click on Vicksburg Living to upload the picture at thevicksburgpost.secondstreetapp.com/Vicksburg-Living-Magazine-Rolling-on-the-River-Photo-Gallery.

For those who need help uploading or figuring out how to submit a film photo, call me at 601-636-4545, ext. 1303.

The deadline to submit photographs is April 6 at 8 p.m. So don’t dilly dally. Get those pictures in.

Oh, and one more thing. Please remember to include the names of those in the photo.

To include reader-submitted photos in the Vicksburg Living Magazine has been really exciting for us at The Post.

For me personally, I have just loved seeing all the photos that have been included in previous editions thus far and can’t wait to see our Rolling on the River submissions.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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