Mary Katherine Perry is working with local churches to help feed thousands in Kenya but to complete it they need help. About $20,000 is needed before the Feb. 25 and 26 at Ole Miss. A fundraiser will be held Feb. 16 at the Library Bar & Grill for $10. (January 28, 2011, Page 1A)
- Shirley Jean Cain — 67, formerly of Tula, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at the University Hospital in Lexington. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Durant. Burial will follow in Mizphe Cemetery in Durant. Visitation will be held for three hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
- Charlie Crane — 70, of Tula died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi of Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Donna Kirkwood Harding — 90, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at the College View Assisted Living Center in Columbus. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
- Lillie Belle Hilliard-Hayes — 91, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints of the St. Mary’s Health Care Facility in Racine, Wis. Services will be held at noon Monday at the East Providence M.B. Church of Oxford, with Pastor Johnny Frost officiating. Burial will follow in the Oxford Memorial Cemetery of Oxford. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Chapel of Oxford.
The Ole Miss Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will honor Jimmy “Tank” Crawford of Coldwater with its Distinguished American Award Saturday at halftime of Ole Miss’ home basketball game against Tennessee at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.
The Distinguished American Award is presented each year by the Ole Miss Chapter to individuals who have carried the lessons learned on the football field into a life of service to their community and fellow man. (January 28, 2011, Page 8A)
Oxford’s seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball teams ended the season Thursday at home against South Panola.
The seventh-grade Chargers lost 28-25 to finish 8-2 on the year, while the eighth-grade won 37-25 to finish the year 16-2. D.K. Metcalf led the seventh-grade with 12 points. (more…) (January 28, 2011, Page 8A)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Sardis Lake will host its annual Fish Habitat Day on Feb. 12. The Corps of Engineers is asking for volunteer assistance to create new fish habitats with stake beds and donated Christmas trees. Many fishermen know that one of the keys to a good fishing spot is good habitat. As reservoirs age, flooded timber and brush rots away leaving minnows and fish fry with less protective cover. Replacing this cover is important to maintain healthy fish populations. This event also gives fishermen an opportunity to become familiar with the locations of these structures around the lake.
Volunteers are asked to report to Teckville Landing or the new Sardis Lake Field Office location at the north end of Sardis Dam for registration from 7 to 7:30 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to wear outdoor work clothing including gloves. ATV use is allowed, but ATV riders are reminded to wear helmets. Volunteers will be treated to a stew lunch at the Corps of Engineers shop or Holiday Lodge at Teckville Landing. For more information, call Hayden Sullivant or Ramon Pierce at the Sardis Lake Field Office (662) 563-4531. (January 28, 2011)
Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi Inc. will sponsor “The Newly Wed Game” at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Spirit of Excellence Church. Couples from throughout the area are invited to participate in the event being held as part of Healthy Marriage Week. Prizes will be awarded to the winning couples. For more information, call 234-9929. (January 28, 2011)
The annual Oxford Film Festival returns Feb. 10 to 13. An online schedule and ticketing information for all films is at www.oxfordfilmfest.com. (January 28, 2011)
New Orleans food and fun will be featured at “Jazzin’” from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 6 in the activity center of the Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Gumbo, red beans and jazz music, featuring jazz vocalist Effie Burt, will be available. Tickets are $8.50 for adults and $5 for children, ages 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the offices of OUUMC or Burns United Methodist Church between 9 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday. Proceeds from the event will go to Burns United Methodist Church. (January 28, 2011)
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks reminds everyone that all Wildlife Management Areas with waterfowl hunting opportunity will be open for the youth waterfowl hunting weekend on Feb. 5 – 6.
Waterfowl regulations, including bag limits, for the youth hunting weekend will be the same as during the regular waterfowl season; however, youth hunters are exempt from purchasing a hunting license, WMA user permit, and duck stamps. Non-toxic shot and shotguns holding no more than three shells must still be used. Youth hunters must be accompanied by a licensed adult, and adults are not allowed to carry weapons or harvest birds during the hunts.
For more information about specific WMAs with waterfowl hunting opportunity, visit http://home.mdwfp.com/wildlife.aspx, or call the MDWFP Wildlife Bureau at 601-432-2199. (January 28, 2011)
The inaugural UM Chili Bowl for the Soul contest will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Ole Miss Student Union. Judges for the contest will be John T. Edge, renowned eater-writer-educator and director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, along with UM Chancellor Dan Jones and his wife. The $10 entry fee includes five tastes of chili, a bowl of the chili of your choice and a drink. All money raised through this chili cookoff will go to Oxford’s Interfaith Compassion Ministries to fight homelessness. The event is being hosted by UM Homeless Outreach, Office of the Dean of Students/Volunteer Services, Campus Programming and Aramark. (January 28, 2011)