The Lafayette County Master Gardeners will have an education meeting at 9 a.m. Monday in the Lafayette County Extension Service auditorium, 101 Veterans Drive. The speaker will be Dr. Ed Croom, professor of pharmacognosy at the University of Mississippi. He will discuss wild and native plants of the South and their uses for food, herbal remedies, baskets and other uses. All interested gardeners are invited. (February 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. (February 4, 2011)
- Willie Lee Crane — of Oxford died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Free Branch Church in Holly Springs. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
- Betty Jean Marion — 69, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Grenada Lake Medical Center in Grenada. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Springs Baptist Church in Calhoun County, with the Rev. Tommy Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in the Zion Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
- Tommie Lee Shelby — 69, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Lena Mae Stone — 96, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Church Street Personal Care Home in Ecru. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home, with the Rev. Adam Vinson officiating. Burial will follow in Christian Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
- M. Craig Warren — 34, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at his home in Springboro, Ohio. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc, with ministers Marcus Coward and Bill Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Sand Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held this afternoon starting at 4 and for one hour prior to the service Saturday, all at the funeral home.
Two of the last three Oxford Park Commission youth basketball games were decided by two points or less. The 7-8 year-old Bulls topped the Celtics 18-16, while the Thunder edged the Grizzlies in the 7-8 league. In other 7-8 games, the Jazz beat the Grizzlies 23-13. In the 9-10 league, the Mavericks nipped the Suns 24-23, the Heat topped the Bulls 17-11, while the Thunder beat the Grizzlies 30-21. In the 11-12 league, the Lakers beat the Heat 39-28, the Thunder topped the Celtics 31-29, while the Suns pounded the Grizzlies 35-21. In the 13-15 league, the Celtics defeated the Grizzlies 48-41, while the Lakers outlasted the Heat 58-48. (February 4, 2011, Page 7A)
Lafayette’s girls powerlifting team recorded 39 points to finish second in recent action at Calhoun City. Charleston won the meet with 50 points, while Pontotoc. LHS had eight girls finish in the top three of their weight classes. (more…) (February 4, 2011, Page 6A)
Lafayette’s basketball games against North Panola, originally scheduled for 6 p.m. today, have been canceled for today. A makeup date has not been set. Seeding for next week’s District 2-4A Tournament is still undecided. (February 4, 2011, Page 6A)
Sometimes we need an outsider, a visitor to our community, to remind us how special it is. Loran Smith, who’s held a number of positions at the University of Georgia during a career thats earned him a spot in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, gives us one of those reminders in a guest column he wrote after another delightful visit recently. (February 4, 2011, Page 4A)
- Lucy P. Brown — 75, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at her home in Toccopola. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Toccopola Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
- Charles Michael “O.D.” Jameson — 61, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, in Yalobusha County. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. A special memorial service will follow at 4 at the LZ in Grenada. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of local arrangements.
- Virginia J. Kesler — 74, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
- Marie Smith Pringle — died Wednesday at her residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
- Mary Louise Wortham — 79, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will follow in St. Peters Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Burns U.M. Church in Oxford. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
Have you ever typed in your name on your favorite Internet search engine? What did the results look like? How many of you are out there? Local columnist Deidra Jackson discovers that she’s a 42-year-old white female in prison or a top-scoring guard in college or a new bride – all at the same time. She takes a closer look at the possibilities and warns that you might well consider eliminating some of the content associated with your name. (February 3, 2011, Page 4)