Real life Rosies visit Anna K. Davie

♦ Anna K. Davie fifth­graders get a his­tory les­son from a pri­mary source.

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Fifth-grade stu­dents at Anna K. Davie El­e­men­tary School watched and lis­tened as two mem­bers of the Amer­i­can Rosie the Riveter As­so­ci­a­tion spoke to them about their lives dur­ing World War II.

Jane Tucker and Betti Anne Ware-Har­ris are ac­tive mem­bers of The Amer­i­can Rosie the Riveter As­so­ci­a­tion and were both em­ployed dur­ing World War II do­ing what was con­sid­ered at the time jobs for men. The or­ga­ni­za­tion has been hon­or­ing, rec­og­niz­ing and pre­serv­ing sto­ries of the work­ing women of World War II since 1998.

“We ac­tu­ally just fin­ished learn­ing about the his­tory of World War II,” ex­plained Stephanie Dean, a fifth-grade teacher. “One of the main com­po­nents of learn­ing about WWII is un­der­stand­ing the Rosie the Riveter’s and their jobs through­out the war.”

Jane Tucker, who was one of the speak­ers at AKD, worked as a rod welder dur­ing WWII where she built lib­erty ships in Sa­van­nah when she was just 16 years old.

Betti Anne Ware-Har­ris, the se­cond speaker, worked as a Riveter rolling ban­dages with the Red Cross when she was just 12 years old.

Tucker and Ware-Har­ris spent their times talk­ing to the stu­dents about their own per­sonal sto­ries dur­ing WWII, as well as some of the things that were go­ing on dur­ing the time pe­riod that stu­dents have been learn­ing about, like war bonds, ra­tion stamps, etc.

“This is my se­cond time hav­ing Mrs. Jane visit with my stu­dents, and we are just so hon­ored to have them here,” said Dean. “We keep in touch through­out the year and she hap­pily obliged when I ask for her to make the trip to AKD.”

At the end, Tucker and Ware-Har­ris opened the floor for ques­tions, and there were plenty to be asked as stu­dents were fas­ci­nated with the in­for­ma­tion and his­tory that ex­uded from the two Rosie the Rivet­ers.

“I loved hav­ing Ms. Jane and Betti Anne visit us to­day,” said Tamia Tol­bert, an AKD stu­dent. “We have been learn­ing a lot about the Rosie Riveter’s dur­ing World War II, and it is so cool to meet one and hear their sto­ries in per­son. It also shows me what kinds of things girls can do.”

Po­lice of­fi­cials say a small plane has crashed on the cam­pus of Ken­ne­saw State Uni­ver­sity.

It hap­pened at about 7 p.m. Thurs­day on the school’s Ken­ne­saw cam­pus, which is about 25 miles north­west of down­town At­lanta. It’s un­clear what caused the crash.

Cobb County po­lice say the plane’s two oc­cu­pants were con­scious and alert when of­fi­cers ar­rived on scene. They were trans­ported to a hospi­tal for treat­ment.

KSU’s Of­fice of Emer­gency Man­age­ment tweeted that there are no re­ports of dam­aged build­ings or in­juries to stu­dents, fac­ulty or staff.

Ken­ne­saw State Uni­ver­sity grad­u­ate stu­dent Abby Ro­driguez told The At­lanta Jour­nal-Con­sti­tu­tion that upon hear­ing the im­pact, she thought a bridge had col­lapsed or that there was an ex­plo­sion.

Ken­ne­saw State of­fi­cials say the cam­pus will be open to­day.

a twist on Charles Dick­ens’ “A Christ­mas Carol,” will be per­formed by the Rome Lit­tle Theatre and

at 8 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m. Per­for­mances for will fol­low the same sched­ule. Tick­ets are $16 for adults, $14 for stu­dents and se­niors, and $12 for chil­dren. Pur­chase at the box of­fice or go to RomeLit­ 317 E. First Ave., is hold­ing the

Do­na­tions can be dropped off at the store. For more in­for­ma­tion call 706-291-4745 or email Cather­[email protected] uss.sal­va­tion­

will have a dis­play of 10 pan­els from the

at the Rome-Floyd County Li­brary, 205 River­side Park­way, For more in­for­ma­tion call the AIDS Re­source Coun­cil of­fice at 706-290-9098.

will have its on dis­play

at the store at 1201 Dean Ave. Do­na­tions will help pro­vide meals for cats and dogs. You may pur­chase food at the bou­tique or make a cash do­na­tion. All do­na­tions will go to a res­cue of your choice. For more in­for­ma­tion call 706-232-9500.

24 Vet­er­ans Memo­rial High­way, will host

an ex­hi­bi­tion of more than 50 unique wood­turn­ings by Berry Col­lege alum­nus Al Christo­pher,

The ex­hi­bi­tion will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mu­seum ad­mis­sion is $8 for adults, $7 for se­nior cit­i­zens and $5 for stu­dents. For more in­for­ma­tion visit

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