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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

Hankins Benefit

A barbecue dinner and silent auction benefit will be held Oct. 8 for Barbara Hankins, who is battling lung cancer. Dinner plates will be available for eat-in or take-out and will cost $10 each. Hankins’ family and friends invite the community to attend the benefit being held at Abbeville Baptist Church to help pay the medical expenses associated with the chemo and radiation treatments. Those who would like to make a monetary donation or have an item for the silent auction are asked to contact Julie Lyles at 816-1384, Augusta Hankins at 234-9575 or 607-0639 or email jahlyles@aol.com or gussie_38601@yahoo.com. (September 28, 2011)

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    Drewrey Benefit singing

    A benefit singing will be held Oct. 8 for Brantley Drewrey, the child of Jacob and Tallan Drewrey and grandchild of David and Becky Drewrey. The event, set for Denmark Baptist Church, will begin with a 5 p.m. with a spaghetti supper and follow with Southern gospel and blue grass gospel signing by the Canaanlanders, Without A Doubt and others. Love offerings will be taken. (September 28, 2011)

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      Interfaith Compassion Ministry Fundraiser

      The Ravine restaurant will host a fundraiser for Oxford Interfaith Compassion Ministry’s programs for the prevention of homelessness from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event, The Rendezvous at Ravine, will be a day of outdoor fun, featuring live music, an artists’ market and festival food with a special flair. Donation for admission is optional. Free shuttle buses leave for the Ravine from the Mississippi Department of Transportation parking lot near the University of Mississippi at Highway 6 and Old Taylor Road, every 10 minutes beginning at 11:45 a.m. No parking will be available at the site. For more information, call 816-3445 or visit oxfordravine.com. (September 28, 2011)

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        Paris Cemetery Homecoming

        Families and others interested are invited to the annual Paris Cemetery Homecoming on Saturday at the cemetery. A brief business meeting will be held at 11 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch. Those who can’t attend, but would like to contribute to the upkeep of the cemetery may mail a tax deductible donation to: Marguerite Cook, CR 479, Paris MS 38949. (September 28, 2011)

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          Lafayette Springs School Reunion

          The annual reunion of the Lafayette Springs School will be held Saturday at Laodicea Primitive Baptist Church in the heart of Lafayette Springs. Classmates and friends are encouraged to gather between 10 and 11 a.m. for visiting and sharing memories. Bring any pictures or keepsakes from the school to share – yarns and stories are welcome. Let’s bring sandwiches, chips, salads and/or desserts and enjoy lunch together. (September 28, 2011)

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            Abbeville Autumn Fest

            Abbeville will host its annual Autumn Fest from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Live entertainment begins at noon and continues throughout the day. The festival will also feature food, crafts, an assortment of vendors and fun activities for the family. (September 28, 2011)

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              Dahl Birthday Ride/Walk

              The fourth annual Brian Dahl Birthday Ride/Walk is set for Saturday. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the Stone Center Parking lot. Registration fee is $35, with all fees going to support starving children through the Christian Relief Fund. There will be a long bike ride (55 miles), and medium ride (25 miles) and a short ride (10 miles), as well as a two-mile walk. All participants will receive a T-shirt and a chance to win door prizes. Snacks and drinks will also be provided. Everyone in the community is invited to join in honoring the life of Brian Dahl and helping a child who needs your support. For more information, call 801-4306 or 202-5038. To learn more about Christian Relief Fund, go to christianrelieffund.org. (September 28, 2011)

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                VFW Yard Sale

                The VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Water Valey will host an indoor-outdoor yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the VFW, 11535 Highway 315, in Water Valley. Vendors are welcome and booth space is $10. For more information, call either 662-473-4456 or 662-561-6689. (September 28, 2011)

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                  Observatory Open House

                  The Kennon Observatory at Ole Miss will host an open house from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Telescopes will be set up for members of the community to enjoy a free viewing of the sky. The moon sets early, and is only visible for a short time after sunset, and Jupiter comes up around 9:30. Participants will also observe star clusters, and colorful double stars, as well as the Ring Nebula. Observations are possible only if the weather cooperates. In case the weather is cloudy, or rainy, there can be no observation. Families and children are welcome. (September 28, 2011)

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                    Rally for the Cure

                    The Oxford Rally for the Cure will take place Friday to Saturday. Members of the community are invited to sign up to play tennis and/or golf that weekend for a good cause. All proceeds will go to north Mississippi and the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer. The golf rally will be Friday at the Country Club of Oxford. The Supporter’s party will be held for all players at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Rooster’s on the Square. The tennis rally will be held Saturday at the John Leslie tennis courts and feature a round-robin format. To sign up for one or both of the events, email Claire Kiamie at clairekiamie@hotmail.com. For general ticket information, call 801-3138. (September 28, 2011)

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