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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (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)
Several local restaurants will come together Thursday to help raise funds for The Pantry, an emergency food bank, and help celebrate two years of the popular food blog, EatingOxford.com. The event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Powerhouse. Tickets are $10. (September 28, 2011, Page 3)
As of Aug. 13, Angel Ranch temporary shelter for abused and neglected children was no longer listed as a nonprofit organization with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office. Due to funding problems, the shelter has struggled for about a year to remain open. (September 28, 2011, Page 1)
During a special meeting Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to declare the 40 bars of silver given to the city of Oxford and the county by Baptist Memorial Hospital officials as surplus property, allowing the silver to be sold and that money going into the county’s general fund. (September 27, 2011, Page 1)
A West Springhill man’s plans to run an event park on private party were put on hold after the Lafayette County Planning Commission tabled his request until questions about who actually owns the property are answered. (September 27, 2011, Page 1)
Todd Wade, the Republican nominee in the District 9 Senate race against incumbent Sen. Gray Tollison, has admitted to never voting in an election prior to 2010, but is confident that will not affect his status going into November’s general election. (September 12, 2011, Page 1A)
More than 200 volunteers showed up to volunteer to participate in the first Oxford 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance on Sunday. (September 12, 2011, Page 1A)
Seven Oxford Fire Department firefighters will be attending the Kansas City 9/11 Memorial Climb this weekend in remembrance of the 343 firefighters who lost their lives when the Twin Towers in NYC burned and collapsed after the terrorist attacks.