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SECURING THE FUTURE THROUGH

MEMBERS, DEDICATION, COMMITMENT

“Together we can build Omega Beta Omega. Together we can set new directions for the future. Together nothing is impossible.

INTRODUCTION

In 1824, the community now known as Yazoo City was founded. Continue...

DEDICATION

This book is dedicated to the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Continue...

SECURING THE FUTURE THROUGH MEMBERS, DEDICATION, COMMITMENT

In 1824, the community now known as Yazoo City was founded. Originally the city was named Hannan’s Bluff and later renamed to Manchester. It was changed to Yazoo City in 1841, named after the Yazoo River. Yazoo City is located 40 miles northwest of Jackson, Mississippi at the junctions of U.S. Routes 49, 49E, and 49W, and MS Highways 3, 16, and 149, on the banks of the Yazoo River, near the Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.
Yazoo City is also known as the “Gateway to the Delta” due to its location on the transition between the two great landforms that characterize the geography of Mississippi (the western part of the city lies in the Mississippi Delta and the eastern part lies in the loess bluffs that characterize most of eastern Mississippi).

SECURING THE FUTURE THROUGH MEMBERS, DEDICATION, COMMITMENT

The section of MS 3 in Yazoo City is called Haley Barbour Parkway. Barbour, the former governor of Mississippi, grew up in Yazoo City and has a home on Wolf Lake, a lake north of Yazoo City. U.S. Route 49 (part of which was formerly U.S. 49E) through Yazoo City is named Jerry Clower Boulevard, after the famous comedian, a former resident of Yazoo City.
Yazoo County’s character and its sites of interest are as diverse as its landscape. Its geography ranges from flat Delta fields that seem to reach endlessly to the horizon to gently rolling hills bordered with cliffs and canyons cut in loess bluffs, deposited by the wind over many centuries. Those who have inhabited this mysterious land have each made their mark on the landscape and legend of Yazoo.
Through the years we have kept on toiling and now we will stop and look at how far we have come; Omega Beta Omega continues to secure its future through members’ dedication, commitment, and zest for success. Combined with a multiplicity of service oriented activities, social gatherings and sisterly relations, Omega Beta Omega will continue to recruit, reclaim and retain Alpha Kappa Alpha sorors.