RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY — The 2010 Double Decker Spring Ride begins at 8:30 a.m. from FNC Park on Old Sardis Road (Highway 314). Three fully supported ride distances (66, 50 and 24 miles) with pre-ride bike maintenance, food & rest stops and rolling sag support for mechanical issues or tired riders. Sponsors also provide pre-ride breakfast and post-ride pizza.
There will also be a shorter fun ride for less experienced and younger riders.
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A four-man-scramble golf tournament to benefit the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi is set for May 21 at the Country Club of Oxford. Ole Miss Head Coach Houston Nutt will be attending. Friends and colleagues are invited to form a team; however, individual players are also encouraged to participate.
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The next meeting of the Skipwith Historical and Genealogical Society will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. The meeting will be held in the Kerin Coffey-Magdovitz Room, which is located on the second floor of the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library, 401 Bramlett Boulevard. Ms. Erin Boles will speak about the history of Port Gibson, the “Town Too Beautiful To Burn.” Members and guests are invited to attend. (April 16, 2010)
The Oxford Garden Club took a cue from technology in its flower show that saw members spanning generation gaps work with their flowers to create entries for the contest that featured a theme of taking ideas from modern technology and “apps.” Winners were chosen, but all of the displays were winners to club members and those who viewed them. (April 16, 2010, Page 1B)
Hope for Africa is having its biannual yard sale Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise money to help the to support its various efforts in Uganda. The sale will be held at 517 North 11th Street.
Through its partner organization in Uganda, the Friends in Need Integrated Development Project, Hope for Africa sponsors students, fosters HIV/AIDS peer-educators clubs and supports revolving livestock projects. For more information about FINIDP visit www.finidp.org, and for more information about Hope for Africa projects, visit www.hopeforafrica.info.
For questions about the sale, call Kimberly at 601-918-4221 or Steve at 601-953-5211. (April 16, 2010)
Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze takes a look back at the changes in her approach to the popular Double Decker Arts Festival in Oxford. (April 16, 2010, Page 4A)
For Tim Frieson, the sweeping wall of the west-facing windows in the Oxford Middle School Cafeteria reveals more than just a treeline and surrounding buildings. In a most literal way, it’s a window to his childhood. In “A Conversation With …” Lucy Schultze talks with Frieson about his memories of growing up in Freedmen Town and what he’s trying to do today to help youngsters much like him. (April 15, 2010, Page 3)
The Pine Valley School Community Center Committee hosts its annual equine trail ride Saturday, May 8, from the Old Pine Valley School , at the corner of County Road 212 and Highway 32 East in Yalobusha County. The ride will leave the schoolhouse at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be served for the riders upon return. All donations will be used for the restoration and the upkeep of the school.
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As part of Journalism Week, Kalisha Whitman, a WTVA-News reporter in Tupelo for some two years, will discuss the real truth about working for broadcast news. The lecture is set for noon Friday in the first-floor auditorium of the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics. (April 13, 2010)
As part of Journalism Week, Myra Bean, sports editor of The Panolian in Batesville, will discuss covering community sports effectively. The lecture is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday in the first-floor auditorium of the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics. (April 13, 2010)