The Commodores narrowly missed out winning in boys doubles and mixed doubles Thursday in their tennis match with Pontotoc. The setbacks ended up resulting into a 5-2 win for Pontotoc. Mallory Davis earned one of the two points for LHS in the match as she defeated Lauren Clayton 6-1, 6-1 in singles action. The other win for the Commodores came at No. 2 boys doubles as Hunter Knight and Jacob Roberts topped Jacob Hatcher and Jacob Ferguson 6-1, 7-5. (more…) (March 4, 2011, Page 8A)
The Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Caregiver Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Azalea Gardens Assisted Living Community, 100 Azalea Drive. The meetings are open to anyone interested in resources and support for caregiving with individuals with memory loss. Refreshments compliments of Azalea Gardens. For more information, contact Jo Ann O’Quin, UM Department of Social Work, at email@example.com or 236-1879. (March 4, 2011)
The Oxford area Reach to Recovery group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Azalea Gardens. A potlock supper will be followed by the annual business-planning meeting at which decisions will be made regarding programs, speakers, projects and activities for 2011. All breast cancer survivors are encouraged to come and enjoy fellowship, food, fun and focusing on the future. For more information, call Mary Lexa at 234-2666. (March 4, 2011)
Mississippi Chapter 1 of Rolling Thunder will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Beacon Restaurant on North Lamar Boulevard. The public is invited. For more information, contact John McKendree at 662-607-0611 or any member of Rolling Thunder. (March 4, 2011)
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Connection, a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness, will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Magnolia Room of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. People learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer encouragement and understanding. For more Information, call NAMI Mississippi at 1-800-357-0388. (March 4, 2011)
Nancy J. Smith writes to complain about annoying phone calls from candidates at election time as well as seeing campaign signs left up after the election, while Mark Camarigg writes to thank the local residents and businesses who helped make the 8th annual Blues Symposium a big success. (March 4, 2011, Page 4A)
- Anthony Leigh — 80, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at his residence in Memphis. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Highland Heights Church of Christ in Memphis. Burial will follow in Leigh Cemetery in Tillatoba. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
- Samuel Bruister Orman Sr. — 83, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at Northwest Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Methodist Church in Tutwiler. Burial will follow at the Rosemound Cemetery in Tutwiler. Visitation will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
- Kimberly Carmen Buford-Patterson — 28, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at her residence in Upper Marlboro, Md. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Clear Creek M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the Jordan Chapel C.M.E. Church Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.