The AARP Tax-Aide program will not be available this year. For several years during the tax season, the Tax-Aide program had been offered at the Stone Center to prepare individual tax returns. Plans are being made to bring the program back in 2012. For more information, call RSVP at 232-2377. (January 28, 2011)
The Lafayette County Extension Office will not conduct Master Gardener classes in the spring this year. Classes will be held in the fall starting with Orientation in September and classes running from Oct. 11 – Dec. 1. Some Master Gardener classes will be held in surrounding counties this spring, including Union (New Albany) and Yalobusha (Coffeeville). Training received in another county will allow those trained to participate in Lafayette County. For more information, call the extension office at 234-4451. (January 28, 2011)
Rivers’ Hill Church of Christ will prepare and serve free meals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 to the homeless and others in need in the community. The church will also have free articles of clothing available. The church is located on Highway 334. For more information, call the church at 236-2456. (January 28, 2011)
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is accepting donations of books for its annual Jan Hawks Memorial Book Sale. The book sale will be held Feb. 21 to 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby of Ole Miss Student Union. All proceeds from the sale will go to scholarships for University of Mississippi students and to the AAUW Educational Foundation, the world’s largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women. The foundation funds groundbreaking research, fellowships and grants, special awards, and vital community action projects. For more information on the AAUW, visit http://aauw.org/. Donation drop off sites are the Isom Center on the UM campus, High Point Coffee in the Belk Plaza on West Jackson Avenue and the Kroger grocery store on University Avenue. For large donations or for people with disabilities, contact Amy E. Mark at 662-202-5692 or email@example.com. (January 28, 2011)
“Charlotte’s Web,” the delightful tale of a lucky pig and a kind spider, comes to life Feb. 12 at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The show is set for 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 18. Tickets are available by calling 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office at 10 a.m. on the day of the show, or by going to www.fordcenter.org. For a study guide that accompanies the play, or a complete list of Ford Center events, visit www.fordcenter.org. (January 28, 2011)
Alison Crum and Roy Marks will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Paris-Yates Chapel at the University of Mississippi. Crum is well known as a player and teacher of the viol. She is president of the Viola da Gamba Society of Great Britain, professor of viol at Trinity College of Music in London, and a visiting teacher at several colleges and universities both in Europe and the U.S.
Marks has played piano and guitar from childhood, but always felt himself an artist and studied at the Royal Academy in London. Since taking up the viol, lute and theorbo he has had little time for painting but enjoys performing, coaching on various workshops, and composing original music for period instruments. (January 28, 2011)
Generations columnist Steve Stricker remembers making the transition from high school to college. Read about his story in today’s Oxford Living. (January 28, 2011, Page 1B)
The Memory Makers respite care program began in October after Dianne Arnold, an Alzheimer’s trainer for the Division of Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, teamed up with Jo Ann O’Quin, a University of Mississippi social work professor and the founding member of the local Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, which is celebrating its 26th anniversary in February.
The participants start their day at Memory Makers with coffee or tea and a small snack. On Thursday, it was banana nut bread. The group gathers around a table along with the program volunteers to sing songs, tell stories about their past or play trivia games. (January 28, 2011, Page 1B)
The attorney for a man charged with robbing the Mississippi Federal Credit Union Bank on West Jackson Avenue in June claims he will use insanity as his client’s defense, according to court records filed Thursday at the U.S. District Court in Oxford.
Perry E. Moseley, 32, of Marks was arrested June 30 after local law enforcement officers apprehended Moseley 15 minutes after a 911 call reported that a man entered into the bank and told the teller he had a gun and demanded money. (January 28, 2011, Page 2A)
The Lanier Law Firm, representing the family of University of Mississippi football player Bennie “Buster” Abram who died last year during football practice, announced today they are investigating the circumstances surrounding Abram’s death.
Abram, a walk-on junior defensive back from Southaven, died after collapsing on Feb. 19, 2010. The autopsy report showed the 20-year-old’s death was due to complications from sickle cell trait with exertion and a contributing factor of cardiomegaly, an inflammation of the heart. (January 28, 2011, Page 3A)