The Ole Miss Ballroom Dance Club will host a “Back to School Dance” from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Commons Ballroom on the Ole Miss campus. Everyone is welcome. A group E.C. Swing lesson will be taught by The Dance Studio of Tupelo. Open dancing will also be featured. Those who don’t already know how to dance are invited to come and have fun while they learn. Dress is casual. Admission is $8 for members and $12 for non-members. Student admission is $5 for members and $9 for non-members. Yearly membership dues are $25 and student yearly membership dues are $15. For more information, call Fred or Kathy at 234-8530, or visit www.ombdc.com. (September 1, 2010)
The second annual Studio Crawl, sponsored by the Water Valley Arts Council, and an art opening, will be start at Bozarts Art Gallery, 403 Main Street in Water Valley, at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. An opening reception for “Southern Comforts,” an exhibit of the work of five artists, will be held at the gallery from 5:30 to 9 p.m. (September 1, 2010)
The Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Caregiver Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Azalea Gardens Senior Care Community, 100 Azalea Drive. Since the group is meeting on Labor Day, the theme of the discussion will be: “While Caregiving is a Labor of Love, it is still Labor.” The meeting is open to all caregivers interested in those with Alzheimer’s and related memory loss disorders. Those interested in the group are encouraged to request to be on its e-mail list. Refreshments will be provided compliments of Azalea Gardens. For more information, contact Jo Ann O’Quin, UM Department of Social Work, at 915-7199 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (September 1, 2010)
The Oxford Chargers rolled to a 44-12 victory over Lafayette in ninth-grade football action Monday evening at William L. Buford Stadium. (August 31, 2010, Page 6)
- Pam Clearman — 45, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at Grenada Lake Medical Center. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Cambridge United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Cambridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home.
- Suzanne Elliott Fowler — 42, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues Funeral Home in Tupelo. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 – 8 this evening at the funeral home.
- Kimberly Karol “Kim” Morrow Herrin — 43, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
North Mississippi Hospice will sponsor a grief support group meeting at noon Thursday, Sept. 9, at Azalea Gardens in Oxford. The meeting is open to anyone who has experienced loss. A light lunch will be provided. For more information, call 234-0140. (August 31, 2010)
The Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble will open it’s season this year with “Golden Oldies.” The free concert will feature favorite tunes of the 15th and 16th centuries in exciting and beautiful arrangements for historical instruments such as recorder and viola da gamba. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at Paris-Yates Chapel on the campus of the University of Mississippi. For information, visit www.mockingbirdensemble.org. (August 31, 2010)
The University of Mississippi’s Pride of the South Band and Jacksonville State’s Marching Southerners Band are set to perform a joint concert after the Rebels’ season opener Saturday against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks.
The concert is free and will begin immediately following the game in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Fans can come to the east stands to watch. The concert will feature a standstill performance with four brief tunes. Both bands will be arranged by section and standing in a large arc on the field. (August 31, 2010)
Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls an unusual trip while getting an airworthiness inspection for his Piper Cub, one where he explains how he earned the identity to some air controllers as “Confetti Flyboy.” (August 31, 2010, Page 4)
The members of the Tallahatchie Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Oaks Heritage House, 601 Murray Street. Anyone interested is invited to learn public speaking and leadership skills. Visit the website for more information at http://tallahatchie.freetoasthost.biz or call 234-9318. (August 30, 2010)