Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the first unit to leave Oxdford to fight in the Civil War . The Lamar Guard was formed in 1860. They left Oxford in 1861 where they would fight in Pensacola, Fla. and in North Carolina. (March 4, 2011, Page 2B)
The members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Lady’s Auxiliary will meet Tuesday at the Veterans Building at 125 Veterans Drive. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The meeting follows at 7. (March 4, 2011)
The members of the Woman’s Forum will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the University Museum on University Avenue. Linda Smith and Marie Sartor will serve as hostesses. (March 4, 2011)
The members of the Woodson-Ridge Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Norma Wooten. Those interested in learning more about the club are invited. For more information, call 234-0214 or 281-0111. (March 4, 2011)
The Cosmopolitan Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home of Lynn Wells for lunch and fashion show. The featured fashion will be presented by Nella on the Square. Co-hostesses for the luncheon are the club officers, Hanh Bullion, Nan Davis, Virginia Johnson, Janis Miller, Mary Sue Tettleton, Laurie Triplette and Lorraine Wagster. The Cosmopolitan Club was founded in 1950 by The Readers Guild as a study club, and since 1963 has been involved with the preservation and programming of Cedar Oaks Historic House in Oxford. (March 4, 2011)
The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, along with the nine sororities on the University of Mississippi campus, recently held the first annual Pike Powder Puff philanthropy event. The event raised $25,000 for three charities — Feed The Hunger, More Than A Meal and Love For Life. (March 4, 2011, Page 3A)
Oxford High School senior Hattie Fisher answers the question as to whether the younger generation has a roll in America’s future. (March 4, 2011, Page 1B)
Master Gardener Barbara Sherrod White shows us how our gardens can thrive throughout the cold winter months. See today’s Oxford Living. (March 4, 2011, Page 3B)
- Harold Lee Cook, 64, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Grove CME Church Cemetery in Water Valley. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
- William U. “Bill” Faust Jr., 90, died Thursday, March 3, 2011, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home.
- Nellie Belle Lancaster “Miss Nellie” Gardiner, 72, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Yalobusha General Hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Water Valley. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 this evening at Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley.
- Jenks Maynard, 66, died Thursday, March 3, 2011, in McIntosh County, Ga. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will precede the service from noon until 2 at the funeral home.
- Betty Ree Sharp Stark, 71, died Thursday, March 3, 2011, at her daughter’s home in Batesville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in Pinecrest Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Ole Miss women’s basketball team ended its 2010-11 season with a 62-50 loss to South Carolina on Thursday night in the first round of the SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena. (more…) (March 4, 2011, Page 8A)