The Council on Aging will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday at Azalea Gardens Senior Care Community for coffee and information exchange. This is an informal group that meets the third Thursday of each month to provide a network of communication exchange for those who work with and on behalf of our older citizens. All service agency providers and interested volunteers throughout the area are encouraged to attend these monthly networking meetings. For more information, contact Jo Ann O’Quin at email@example.com or the United Way at 236-4265. (October 19, 2011)
- Ida Fay “Dean” Campbell — 88, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at noon Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Salem Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
- Lawrence Doyle — an infant, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services were held this morning in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Babyland in the Garden of Memories at the funeral home.
- Thelma Few Learned — 91, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at the DeSoto Healthcare Nursing Home in Southaven. Services were held this morning in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley.
- Lewis Rowsey — 82, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at his daughter’s residence in Tupelo. Services will be held at Noon Thursday at Pleasant Green MB Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in Pleasant Green Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
- Samantha Stokes — 35, died Tuesday at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
- Lincoln Clarence Rogers — 61, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at his home in Holly Springs. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs. Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 this evening and for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
- Ida Campbell — 88, died Friday at her residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
- Dorothy Blaker Cook — 86, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Yalobusha Nursing Home in Water Valley. A graveside service will be held at 3 this afternoon at the Jumper’s Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery in Water Valley. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
- Ruthie Ivy — 75, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
- James D. Minor — 64, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
- Louis Rowsey — 82, of Taylor died this morning at his daughter’s home in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
A team of experts is scheduled to discuss the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in a public forum Thursday at the University of Mississippi. The 90-minute, free event begins at 6 p.m. in Guyton Annex Room 210. Limited seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Panelists include Kristine Willett, associate professor of pharmacology and graduate program coordinator for the Environmental Toxicology Research Program in the UM School of Pharmacy; Phillip Lee, senior research scientist at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory; Moby Solangi, president and executive director of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies; and Joe Jewell, assistant director of Fisheries in the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. The panel presentation is slated for 70 minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session. Refreshments will be served afterward. For more information, contact Sumrall at 915-5310 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (October 15, 2011)
The inaugural Oxford Science Café will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Science Café, sponsored by the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy, will feature a series of short public talks at Lusa Pastry Café, 1120 N. Lamar Ave. October’s Science Café, by Josh Gladden, is on “Airplanes to Turbulence to Dark Energy: a 30 minute tour of some physics we know and some physics we don’t know.” A time for questions and conversations will be offered afterward. Everyone is invited, and children are welcome. (October 14, 2011)
The L-O-U Symphony Orchestra will present its fall concert at 8 p.m. Monday in the Gertrude Ford Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Mississippi. The program will include Rossini’s “Barber of Seville Overture,” Corelli’s “Concerto in C minor,” and Schubert’s “Symphony No. 1.” Appearing as a special guest is the internationally known soprano, Kallen Esperian, who was appointed artist-in-residence at the University this year. She will sing Ruggiero Leoncavallo’s “Mattinata,” and “O mio babbino caro” from Giacomo Puccini’s opera, “Gianni Schicchi.” Tickets are available at the UM Box Office at 915-7411 or at www.olemiss.edu/depts/tickets/. (October 14, 2011)
The Lafayette-Oxford-University community is invited to ride this Sunday in memory and celebration of the life of Kevser Ermin, a cyclist who lost her life last week while riding on Highway 314. The public is encouraged to meet at 2:45 p.m. at the Lyceum on the UM campus, and depart at 3. A family friendly one-mile ride will kick off the group ride with more advanced cyclists riding the 28-mile round trip to Sardis at Clear Creek Landing and back to the Lyceum.
The commemorative bike ride is to celebrate the life of Ermin and also to raise awareness about “sharing the road” in the Lafayette Oxford University community and statewide. Sharing the road ensures a greater quality of life for all citizens when users of the road experience both personal freedom and safety when choosing their mode of transportation, whether they walk, run, hike and bicycle in the community. The John Paul Frerer Bicycle Safety Act, also known as the “Bicycle Safety Law” includes a three-foot passing requirement. (October 14, 2011)
Abiodun Oyewole, the legendary “Father of Rap” and a founding member of the prolific spoken word group “The Last Poets,” is coming to Ole Miss at 8 this evening to perform and enlighten. Other performers scheduled to join the activist, educator and poet at the Nutt auditorium include Memphizm Poets: Master of the Skies, Writeous Soul, Lady Jaz & Goddesskhemeti and many more. The community is invited to attend the night that celebrates the spoken word and will explore the origins of rap and hip hop. (October 14, 2011)
Gaining Ground is having a meeting and sponsoring a lecture at 6 p.m. Monday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Everyone is invited to the meeting that will begin with a potluck dinner, followed by a lecture by Jason Hoeksema entitled “Foraging and Identifying Wild Mushrooms in North Mississippi.” The lecture is free to the public, and those attending are encourage to bring a potluck dish to share. (October 14, 2011)