Do you have any used paint, motor oil, batteries, old computers or household or lawn chemicals around your house? If so, you may want to mark April 10 on your calendar. The Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority, along with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the City of Oxford will be sponsoring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on this date to help you dispose of these items safely.
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PHOTOS — A brief Sunday morning snowfall had Oxford residents out photographing the scene. (March 21, 2010, Page 1)
Sure, we’re living in the hills of north Mississippi. But when it comes to training to climb one of the tallest mountains in the world, it takes a lot of hills to get there. Abbeville woman Janice Carr is set to climb Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro this fall, both to fulfill a personal goal and to raise money for Angel Ranch. (March 19, 2010, Page 1A)
The University of Mississippi Faculty Woodwind Quintet is teaming up with the University of Memphis Woodwind Quintet for a Tuesday performance in Nutt Auditorium. The 8 p.m. program is free and open to the public.
A CONVERSATION WITH — Arseniy Parshikov came to Oxford as a teenager, and his logic-based Russian education has since served him well. He graduated from Oxford High School and today makes a living expertly hooking up vehicle audio and video systems at his business, Bump in Da Trunk. (March 18, 2010, Page 3)
Tribella is set to perform at Two Stick on April 28. “This all-female pop/rock trio from Austin makes music that is sharp, smart, and terrifically tough to classify… a sound that will appeal to
anyone who’s interested in music that doesn’t dumb it down.” — Music Editor, CD Baby (March 16, 2010)
The Oxford Civic Chorus will present its spring concert, “How Can I Keep from Singing,” Sunday, May 2, at 3 p.m. at North Oxford Baptist Church. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and may be purchased at the door or by an Oxford Civic Chorus member. For more information, contact director Brooke Bagley Worthy at firstname.lastname@example.org. (March 16, 2010)
The Mississippi Kidney Foundation offers a free kidney screening for those with risk factors for kidney disease Thursday at the Oxford Diagnostics Center. Risk factors include, high blood pressure, diabetes or family history of high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney disease. Tests include a full renal function panel, total cholesterol and complete blood count. Please call 601-981-3611 to schedule an appointment. Registrations are required. Click to download flyer. (March 16, 2010)
The woman who took the issue of Oxford schools’ integration to federal court died Saturday at her home in Oxford. Called “the Fannie Lou Hamer of Lafayette County,” Mildred Quarles was an outspoken leader during the local struggle for the integration of public schools — brought to a head when she placed her own son’s name on the federal lawsuit filed against Oxford city schools in 1969. (March 16, 2010, Page 2A)
PHOTOS — Singers from several states gathered for the 30th annual all-day Sacred Harp singing Sunday on the Ole Miss campus. (March 15, 2010, Page 1)