Radio station owner to read to children Saturday

Published 11:01 am Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Children attending First Saturday Storytime at Lorelei Books will be in for a treat — not only will they have the opportunity to hear the story of “Corduroy,” but they will also get to see the story being read from a braille book.

Mark Jones, owner of Lendsi Radio LLC, which includes V105.5 FM, will be the guest reader Saturday for the monthly event.

Jones, who is blind, said reading to the children has been something he and Laura Weeks, the owner of the independent bookstore, have talked about him doing for a while.

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“I have a lot of print braille books and this gives me a chance to show people about braille,” he said.

Jones said he decided to read “Corduroy,” a children’s book that is listed as a National Education Association’s “Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children, because it was popular story with his own children.

“It was my son, Shane’s, favorite book when he was young and I also read it to my daughter Lendsi,” he said.

The children are now 25 years of age and 10, respectively.

Jones said his children grew up around braille books and didn’t perceive them as anything unusual, but for the children attending the Lorelei Storytime he thinks it will be something different.

Children will also get to touch and feel Jones’ braille copy of “Corduroy.”

The event will begin at 10 a.m. For more information, call 601-634-8624 or visit

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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