Every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. (weather permitting), students can enjoy a healthy alternative to get to school by walking and participating in the Safe Routes to School program. Children can be dropped off between 7:15 – 7:30 a.m. at the following locations: Bramlett Elementary School students meet at the Lafayette County Chancery Building; Oxford Elementary School students meet at the OE Walking Track at the back of the school; Della Davidson Elementary School students meet at the Oxford Conference Center; and Oxford Middle School students meet at the Oxford Activities Center. For more information, contact Brad Martin at email@example.com or 662-915-5570. (October 5, 2010)
The Clydesdale Christmas Store of Harmontown, a nonprofit, will have its annual auction and barbecue on Saturday. Located behind the Holiday Lodge Restaurant at Teckville Landing on Sardis Lake, everyone is invited to come out to enjoy good food, rock to the sound of the Michael Howell Band and bid on a varity of items. Barbecue will be served at noon and the auction starts at 1 p.m.
All proceeds will go to provide Christmas gifts for children in need in Tate, Panola and Lafayette counties. Individuals or businesses would like to donate new items to be auctioned or make a donation are asked to contact Bobbie Massengill, the treasurer, at 662-562-5300 or 662-560-6767. (October 5, 2010)
The monthly Double Decker Bus Tour will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Those interested in participating should meet at the Skipwith Cottage on the Square. Historian Jack Mayfield will serve as the guide for a driving tour through Oxford and the University of Mississippi on the Double Decker bus. The tour last approximately 1 hour and fifteen minutes. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. For more information or to reserve a spot, call the Oxford CVB at 232-2477. (October 5, 2010)
The Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, through its Project START division, is hosting a training seminar titled, “Tap into our Knowledge: De-mystifying Workplace Accommodations and Assistive Technology,” at its AbilityWorks facility in Oxford from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday.
This training will provide hands-on demonstrations and answer questions regarding accommodations and assistive technology in the workplace.
Human resource professionals, employers, educators and WIN Job Center staff are invited to learn about the low-cost methods and ideas to improve employment opportunities for Mississippians with disabilities. Three breakout sessions will provide the opportunity to learn information that will dispel the myths regarding accommodations and assistive technology necessary for people with disabilities in the workplace. Registration is free, and space is limited, so call Dorothy Young at (601) 987-4872 or 1-800-852-8328 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AbilityWorks, located at 51 County Road 166 in Oxford, will also host an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the same day, with an Appreciation Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. The public is invited. (October 5, 2010)
The Oxford Garden Club is selling flower bulbs as its fundraiser. The bulbs are being imported from the Netherlands and will arrive in Oxford this week. Bulbs can be pre-ordered or bought on a first-come basis at the indoor yard sale held on Saturday at the Oxford Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The following bulbs will be sold: King Alfred Daffodils, $30 for 100 bulbs; Daffodil Mix (yellows and ivorys), $30 for 100 bulbs; Tete a Tete, $15 for 50 bulbs; Paper Whites, $18 for 25 bulbs; and Pink Tulips (in honor of breast cancer survivors and for breast cancer awareness), $30 for 60 bulbs. To pre-order bulbs or for more information, call the fundraising chairwoman at 236-2755 or e-mail email@example.com. (October 5, 2010)
Will meet for breakfast from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ole Miss Catering banquet suite located at 123 Heritage Drive. Featured speaker will be Oxford School District Superintendent Kim Stasny, who will speak about the upcoming school bond issue. Guests are invited to attend. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Scott Thompson at 816-9898 or visit www.oxford-olemissrotary.com. (October 5, 2010)
Meets at 6 this evening in the Oxford City Hall courtroom. (October 5, 2010)
The Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officer’s Association will host a sight in day at the F.D. “Buddy East” Training Facility from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Attendees are asked to bring their hunting rifles (no automatic weapons) and site them in preparation for hunting season.
The event is open to the public, but those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Eye and ear protection will be provided to those who need it. While weapons must be unloaded when brought to the facility, attendees are asked to bring ammunition with them. Targets will also be provided. The training facility is located at 60 CR 3087. To get there, take Highway 6 West to County Road 309, and follow the road until it turns to gravel and bear left. (October 5, 2010)
Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells the story of Terence Royal who, after being turned down for a janitorial position, began a local produce operation that eventually helped his entire family. (October 5, 2010, Page 4)
Jack Howard writes to explain the position of many residents of the Avent Park Hills area in regard to proposals about Cedar Oaks, which is located there. He explains that safety for the people who live there is the major concern, and should be addressed when considering an exception to the municipal code. (October 5, 2010, Page 4)