The Oxford School Board has secured the Mississippi School Boards Association to aid in the process of conducting a search for a new superintendent of education for Oxford. As part of that process, Harold Fisher will host a community forum to discuss the process of the search and get input from parents and students in the school district at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Kayla Sue Mize Auditorium at Oxford High School. The search will open on Nov. 14 and close Dec. 30. The School Board plans to select a new superintendent by the end of February 2012. (September 28, 2011)
Whether you are already familiar with the Young Life program or want to learn more about the ministry for Oxford kids, you are invited to attend one of the upcoming free Young Life Vision Dinners planned. The dinners will be held at noon Thursday and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Space is limited so those planning to attend are asked to email email@example.com for a reservation, location and more information. (September 28, 2011)
Leisure Lifestyles, established through the cooperative efforts of the Oxford Park Commission and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, has an overall mission to provide leisure and recreational outlets that meet the physical, social and health and wellness needs for all citizens of the community. Leisure Lifestyles primarily focuses on a variety of recreational programming for mature adults in the range of 50 and older. It provides classes, events, and activities designed to encourage all individuals to be a part of a healthy lifestyle. Free rec and fitness classes for mature adults includes: Mondays, exercise at 9 a.m., bingo at 2 p.m. and dancing with a twist at 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, dominoes at 12:30 p.m. and line dance at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, exercise at 9 a.m., sit n’ fit and games at 10 a.m., movie at 1:30 p.m. on the third Wednesdays; Thursday, genealogy at 10 a.m. at the public library); and Friday, yoga at 9 a.m. and art at 10:30 a.m. Event location is the Oxford Activity Center. For more information or to register, contact Deb Helms at firstname.lastname@example.org or 236-1157. (September 28, 2011)
New exhibits in the L.Q.C. Lamar House tell the story of the Mississippi statesman’s life against the events and politics of the Civil War era. They can be viewed Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 2 to 5 p.m. Group tours may be scheduled for most days.
Malone Design & Fabrication of Atlanta designed the exhibit to enhance the recently restored house. Each room reflects a different period of Lamar’s life and times. Audio excerpts of his speeches are included.
The L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum is at 616 North 14th, with the main parking lot on North 16th. Admission is $5 adults, children under 18 and Ole Miss students with current I.D. free. For more information, call Oxford Tourism at 232-2477. (September 28, 2011)
A new bereavement support group will begin meeting on Tuesdays, starting Oct. 11, in the conference room at Baptist Centers for Cancer Care, 504 Azalea Drive. The group is open to anyone who has lost a loved one to a chronic disease and there is no cost to attend. The group has scheduled six sessions, beginning with “What is normal grief?” Other topics in this series will include ‘Myths of grief,” “Feelings of loss and clichés of grief,” “Handling holidays and other special occasions,” “The six needs of mourning” and “Helping ourselves heal.” Facilitators will be Nancy Dunn, RN,MS, CT, and Eileen File, RN. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 877-538-5364. (September 28, 2011)
The Chronic Pain Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at Internal Medicine Associates of Oxford, 551 Azalea Drive. Sharon Upton, RN, MSN, ACNP, will be the guest speaker for this new support group, which is being organized so those with chronic pain conditions can meet with others to share experiences, information and support. For more information, call 234-0332. (September 28, 2011)
The Lafayette High School band boosters will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the band hall. (September 28, 2011)
Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Caregiver Support Groupwill meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Azalea Gardens Assisted Living Community, 100 Azalea Drive. An “elder law update” will be presented by Catherine Kilgore, Sherrod Taylor and Chad Riley with the University of Mississippi Law School. Topics will include Medicaid estate recovery/transfer of assets, veterans benefits and a question/answer session on legal issues.
The meetings are open to all caregivers and others interested in those with Alzheimer’s and related memory loss disorders. The group provides resources and support for those caring for individuals who have memory loss. Refreshments will be provided compliments of Azalea Gardens. For more information, contact the Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging at 877-948-3090 or Jo Ann O’Quin, Department of Social Work, at 236-1879 or email@example.com. (September 28, 2011)
Will meet at noon Thursday at the Ole Miss Catering site. Kristy Bridgers, president of More Than A Meal, will be the guest speaker. (September 28, 2011)
An Oxford Police Detective has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of felony child abuse and sexual battery on a child under the age of 14. He has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the trial. (September 28, 2011, Page 2)